be in for something - definition and synonyms

phrase informal
  1. to be going to experience something, especially something unpleasant

    It looks as if we’re in for some stormy weather.

    If he’s expecting everyone to support him, he’s in for a shock.

    be in for it (=be likely to be punished):

    When Mum finds out, you’ll be in for it.

See also main entry: in