ask for trouble
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ask for troubleand look for trouble
Fig. to seem to be trying to get into trouble; to do something that would cause trouble; to do or say something that will cause trouble. Stop talking to me that way, John. You're just asking for trouble. The guard asked me to leave unless I was looking for trouble.
ask for troublealso look for trouble
to behave in a way that will cause you problems Drinking before driving is asking for trouble. Phil wondered why Deegan was always looking for trouble.Related vocabulary: ask for something