Definition of “be asking for it/trouble” - English Dictionary

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“be asking for it/trouble” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “be asking for it/trouble” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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