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English definition of “be asking for it/trouble”

be asking for it/trouble

to be behaving stupidly in a way that is likely to cause problems for you: Drinking alcohol before driving is really asking for trouble. I'm not surprised she lost her job - she was really asking for it.Behaving in a silly way
(Definition of be asking for it/trouble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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