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Be in imminent danger of punishment or other trouble.
be punished, be blamed, take the blame, pay, suffer, suffer the consequences, pay the priceView synonyms
- ‘Cook will be worried sick and Mrs Benson might very well have noticed my absence by now and I'll be for it when I get back.’
- ‘We knew it would hurt; we knew we were for it in a big way.’
- ‘‘If Sheila finds out I'll be for it,’ said Jim looking worried.’
- ‘God will get you in the end, the devil will not be able to save you from his fury, and then you will be for it.’
- ‘If you're not careful you'll have the matron in here and if she sees the state of this skirt I'm working on I'll be for it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.