In The Late Late Show, James Corden and Katy Perry talk about starting a business and Katy Perry says "I'm in for a million". What does that mean?

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    That she wants to invest one MILLION dollars.
    – Davo
    May 23, 2017 at 19:47
  • It's a betting idiom: to be in [the game] for some amount.
    – Lambie
    May 23, 2017 at 20:03
  • There is also a related idiom in English: "in for a penny, in for a pound," meaning that a small debt may carry the same consequences as a larger one.
    – Sven Yargs
    May 23, 2017 at 20:26

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In this context, it means she's interested in investing 1 million dollars in whatever idea they were just discussing.

I'd have to see the clip to give an opinion on whether that's a sincere investment promise or (more likely) a joke as part of a bit.


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