ask for trouble


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ask for trouble

 and 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.
See also: ask, trouble

ask for trouble

also 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
See also: ask, trouble