One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Involve oneself in (something likely to be difficult or unpleasant)‘I didn't know what I was letting myself in for’
- ‘I don't think some of them realised what they were letting themselves in for.’
- ‘I do hope they know what they will be letting themselves in for if they ask the city council to place traffic obstacles in their streets.’
- ‘I remember thinking: ‘What am I letting myself in for?’’
- ‘It's a very competitive market out there and I think that artists have to be aware of what they are letting themselves in for and not to be intimidated by it.’
- ‘Do you know what you're letting yourself in for?’
- ‘They knew about the plans and they should have ensured housebuyers knew what they were letting themselves in for.’
- ‘You know exactly what you're letting yourself in for.’
- ‘I didn't really know what I was letting myself in for.’
- ‘I don't think any of us knew what we were letting ourselves in for.’
- ‘I want to talk a little about the reality of post-graduate work for people who are considering it because I think you should know what you're letting yourself in for.’
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