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Be about to be severely reprimanded or punished:‘you're for the high jump’
be in trouble, be going to be punished, be going to suffer the consequences, be going to pay the price, be in for a scolding, be going to answer for somethingView synonyms
- ‘Armchair sports fans settling down to watch the Olympic Games could be for the high jump if they do not pay their TV licence fee.’
- ‘Then again, hopefully the whole bloody administration is for the high jump come November.’
- ‘If your hair was too long, your uniform was wrong or if your boots were dirty you were for the high jump.’
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