Guaranteed to get or have, as in We’re in for a difficult time. [ Late 1500s ]
in for it. Certain to encounter trouble or punishment, as in When Harry finds out we left early, we’ll be in for it. [ Late 1600s ]
Involved or entered for some purpose, as in We’re in for the profits. [ Mid-1800s ]
Also see: in for a penny
- Infinite distance
infinite distance in·fi·nite distance (ĭn’fə-nĭt) n. A distance of 20 feet or more, at which light rays entering the eyes are practically parallel.
[in-fawrm] /ɪnˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 1. to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to: He informed them of his arrival. 2. to supply (oneself) with knowledge of a matter or subject: She informed herself of all the pertinent facts. 3. to give evident substance, character, or distinction to; pervade or permeate […]
[in-fawr-muh l] /ɪnˈfɔr məl/ adjective 1. without formality or ceremony; casual: an informal visit. 2. not according to the prescribed, official, or customary way or manner; irregular; unofficial: informal proceedings. 3. suitable to or characteristic of casual and familiar, but educated, speech or writing. 4. Grammar. characterizing the second singular pronominal or verbal form, or […]
[in-fawr-mal-i-tee] /ˌɪn fɔrˈmæl ɪ ti/ noun, plural informalities for 2. 1. the state of being ; absence of . 2. an act. /ˌɪnfɔːˈmælɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the condition or quality of being informal 2. an informal act n. 1590s, from informal + -ity.