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Ollie008

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Russian
Hello,

can I use the phrase in the subject in the sentence "You are in for an amazing performance today", because "be in for sth" often connotes something negative? Thanks in advance
 
  • Keith Bradford

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    English (Midlands UK)
    You can also use it for positives: "He is in for a surprise... You are in for a treat..."

    However, the negative versions are more common: "He is in for a nasty surprise... You are in for a shock..."
     
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