Definition of Come in for

1. Verb. Be subject to or the object of. "The governor came in for a lot of criticism"

Generic synonyms: Be

Definition of Come in for

1. Verb. (transitive) to be subjected to ¹

2. Verb. (literally) come in for ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come In For

come down the pike
come down to
come down to us
come down with
come for
come forth
come forward
come from
come from behind
come full circle
come hell or high water
come hither
come home
come home to roost
come in
come in for (current term)
come in from the cold
come in handy
come into
come into being
come into effect
come into force
come into its own
come near
come of
come of age
come off it
come on down

Literary usage of Come in for

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1908)
"Stems, roots and accents have come in for their share of his time and attention. ... When this has been accomplished the subject of syntax will come in for ..."

2. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"... and their consequent exclusion from their due privileges. suppose might, had they existed in their times, come in for their share of recognition. ..."

3. The Three Powers of Government by Joel Parker (1869)
"The political pulpit strives to come in for its share. The Rev. Horatio Stebbins is reported to have made this utterance in a thanksgiving sermon, that is, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: And of by William Peere Williams, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1826)
"(1) Therefore in this case, let the creditors of Mrs. Cock, come in for the 601. per cent, and let it be inquired out of whose effects the 40/. per cent, ..."

5. The Local Courts' and Municipal GazetteLaw reports, digests, etc (1865)
"Our officials come in for their share of what is going; but for stolid and unutterable stupidity we will back a certain class of English officials against ..."

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