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English definition of “asking for trouble”

asking for trouble

(also asking for it)
behaving in a way that is likely to cause problems for you: If you wear light shoes for a long walk you're asking for trouble. He knows Mom doesn't like it when he stays out this late. He's asking for it!
(Definition of asking for trouble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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