come in for
phrasal to become subject to <
coming in for increasing criticism
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • come in for — {v.} To receive. * /He came in for a small fortune when his uncle died./ * /His conduct came in for much criticism./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come in for — {v.} To receive. * /He came in for a small fortune when his uncle died./ * /His conduct came in for much criticism./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To come in for — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • come out for — {v. phr.} To support; declare oneself in favor of another, especially during a political election. * /Candidates for the presidency of the United States are anxious for the major newspapers to come out for them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come out for — {v. phr.} To support; declare oneself in favor of another, especially during a political election. * /Candidates for the presidency of the United States are anxious for the major newspapers to come out for them./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come in handy — {v. phr.}, {informal} To prove useful. * /Robinson Crusoe found tools in the ship which came in handy when he built a house./ * /The French he learned in high school came in handy when he was in the army in France./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come in handy — {v. phr.}, {informal} To prove useful. * /Robinson Crusoe found tools in the ship which came in handy when he built a house./ * /The French he learned in high school came in handy when he was in the army in France./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come in — {v.} 1. To finish in a sports contest or other competition. * /He came in second in the hundred yard dash./ 2. To become the fashion; begin to be used. * /Swimming trunks for men came in after World War I; before that men used full swim suits./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come in — {v.} 1. To finish in a sports contest or other competition. * /He came in second in the hundred yard dash./ 2. To become the fashion; begin to be used. * /Swimming trunks for men came in after World War I; before that men used full swim suits./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To come in — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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