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Meaning of “be asking for it/trouble” in the English Dictionary

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be asking for it/trouble

to be ​behavingstupidly in a way that is ​likely to ​causeproblems 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.
(Definition of be asking for it/trouble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be asking for it/trouble”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自找麻烦, 自讨苦吃…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自找麻煩, 自討苦吃…
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