Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be asking for trouble”

See all translations

be asking for trouble

to be likely to cause problems or difficulties for yourself: Giving him such a powerful car when he's only just learned to drive is asking for trouble.
Translations of “be asking for 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 trouble from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More