come in for

come in for
verb
be subject to or the object of (Freq. 2)
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The governor came in for a lot of criticism

Hypernyms: ↑be
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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RECEIVE, experience, sustain, undergo, go through, encounter, face, be subjected to, bear, suffer.
come

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come in for
1. To receive as, or as if as, one's share
2. To receive incidentally
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Main Entry:come

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ˌcome ˈin for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come in for he/she/it comes in for present participle coming in for past tense came in for past participle come in for] phrasal verb
to receive something such as criticism

Fast food has come in for further criticism in a report published today.

Thesaurus: to be criticizedsynonym
Main entry: come

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receive or be the object of (a reaction), typically a negative one

he has come in for a lot of criticism

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come in for [phrasal verb]
come in for (something) : to get or be given (something unpleasant, such as criticism) : to be subjected to (something)

The government's policies are coming in for increasing criticism. [=more people are beginning to criticize the government's policies]

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Main Entry:come

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