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English definition of “let yourself in for sth”

let yourself in for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with let   /let/ (present participle letting, past tense and past participle let) us  
to become involved in a difficult or unpleasant situation without intending to: Do you realize how much extra work you're letting yourself in for?Taking part and getting involvedGetting involved for one's own benefit or against others' will
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