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be in for sth

phrasal verb with be uk   us   strong /biː/ weak /bi/ // verb (being, was, were, been)
C2 to be going to experience something unpleasant very soon: The weather forecast says we're in for heavy rain this evening. You'll be in for it (= you'll be in trouble) if you don't do what she tells you.
Translations of “be in for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 即將遭遇……
in Chinese (Simplified) 即将遭遇……
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