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come in for

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycome in for
he/she/itcomes in for
present participlecoming in for
past tensecame in for
past participlecome in for
  1. come in for something to receive something such as criticism

    Fast food has come in for further criticism in a report published today.

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