be asking for it/trouble Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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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.
Translations of “be asking for it/trouble”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自找麻煩, 自討苦吃…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自找麻烦, 自讨苦吃…
(Definition of be asking for it/trouble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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