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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 Grammar:Ask and ask forGrammar:AskAsk is a verb meaning ‘put a question or seek an answer from someone’:Grammar:Ask forIf you ask for something, it means that you want someone to give you something:Grammar:Ask and ask for: typical error
(Definition of be asking for it/trouble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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