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ask for trouble
To do something or act in a manner that will very likely result in trouble, difficulty, or danger. (Usually used in the past or present continuous tense.) Those kids were just asking for trouble when they went trespassing on my property, and now trouble is what they'll get! I know you're annoyed at your boss for making you come in on the weekend, but don't go asking for trouble!
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