Definition of let oneself in for in English:

let oneself in for

phrasal verb

informal
  • 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 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.’
    • ‘I don't think any of us knew what we were letting ourselves in for.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘You know exactly what you're letting yourself in for.’
    • ‘I didn't really know what I was letting myself in for.’
    • ‘They knew about the plans and they should have ensured housebuyers knew what they were letting themselves in for.’