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    Meaning of sentence

    Hi :) Few days ago I came across a sentence which is "Know what you're in for" and since then, I've been wondering what it really means. Does it means that you should know what you will get when you're involved in the things that you wanna do or what?

    Michael: I’d lay it all out. “See you’re gonna get all this [pointing to one of the camera positions] … and all this [pointing to another camera position] … and all this [pointing to a third camera position] You ready to do that?” “Yeah, I can’t wait”. Then I would say, “Go… and do it better than I did”.

    Barbara Walters: But know what you’re in for…

    Michael: Know what you’re in for.


    Thank you, Leoni. xx
    Last edited by xoleoni97; 07-Mar-2015 at 09:59.

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    Context is important. In many cases this means "be aware of the consequences of your actions". Do you have any context?

    [The OP's edit came in while I was writing my post.]
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 07-Mar-2015 at 10:40. Reason: added addendum

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    Re: Meaning of sentence

    To me, it means "Be aware of what is coming" or "You need to make sure you know what is ahead". In this case, it sounds like someone is about to be interviewed on TV and they are being told where all the cameras will be. The person is excited about what's about to happen ("I can't wait!") but then both Barbara Walters (who I believe is some kind of TV personality in America) and Michael both try to temper that excitement with a slight warning - be excited but be very aware of what you are about to go through.

    Knowing what kind of TV show or interview was about to happen might help.

    As an aside, xoleoni97, please don't use textspeak/chatlish/substandard English on the site - "wanna" is not acceptable here. Use "want to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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