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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?
(Definition of let yourself in for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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