in for a fleecing

In for a fleecing is an idiom not commonly used in everyday conversation but that you might read in old novels. To be in for a fleecing means to be swindled or defrauded of money or property. Several decades ago many people used in for a fleecing as a way of saying they were caught up in a fraud where they had their money, property or other values taken from them in a way that they did not expect.