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Related to borrow trouble: in stride, give it a shot, worse for wear

borrow trouble

To do something that is unnecessary and likely to cause problems later. That kid isn't bullying you, so if you tattle on him to the teacher, you're definitely borrowing trouble.
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borrow trouble

Fig. to worry needlessly; to make trouble for oneself. Worrying too much about death is just borrowing trouble. Do not get involved with politics. That's borrowing trouble.
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borrow trouble

Go out of one's way to do something that may be harmful, as in Just sign the will-telling her about it ahead of time is borrowing trouble. [Mid-1800s] Also see ask for, def. 2.
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borrow trouble

take needless action that may have bad effects. North American
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borrow trouble

To take an unnecessary action that will probably engender adverse effects.
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Additionally, the Buffalo Don't Borrow Trouble campaign trains other housing agencies, real estate professionals, appraisers and other mortgage professionals in spotting predatory practices.
To help homeowners avoid predatory lenders, Philadelphia's Don't Borrow Trouble campaign offers the PHIL-Plus and Mini-PHIL loan products.
Shivak, executive director of PCRG, added, "PCRG is thrilled working with Freddie Mac to launch the newest Don't Borrow Trouble campaign in Allegheny County.
The Don't Borrow Trouble Allegheny County campaign also uses brochures, posters, television public service announcements, print advertising and workshops to educate consumers who are most vulnerable to predatory lending practices, including the elderly, minorities and low- to moderate-income individuals.
Don't Borrow Trouble Silicon Valley's education and outreach campaign is a good first step.
The Don't Borrow Trouble campaign is an excellent program that reminds both Silicon Valley lenders and borrowers to proceed with caution," said Ed Moncrief, executive director, Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley.
One of the main goals of the Don't Borrow Trouble campaign is to educate and inform the public about these abusive lending practices and try to help those that have already been victimized.
Including Northern Nevada's Don't Borrow Trouble campaign, Freddie Mac has brought the campaign to more than 36 locations, and received more than 30,000 inquiries to the campaign's help-lines.
Armed with information from the Don't Borrow Trouble Campaign, our citizens will be able to protect themselves from these unscrupulous practices.
Since its launch in June 2002, Philadelphia's Don't Borrow Trouble program has helped nearly 4,000 households resolve predatory lending issues.
Don't Borrow Trouble Memphis use a wide range of proven advertising to better inform the public about predatory lending scams, such as excessive fees, inflated interest rates, or punishing clauses, that lock borrowers into loans they cannot truly afford.
Don't Borrow Trouble Louisville campaign is the latest Freddie Mac effort to expand responsible homeownership in the Louisville area.
All across the country Don't Borrow Trouble is playing a critical role protecting the integrity of the American Dream of homeownership," said Tricia McClung, Vice President of Affordable Lending at Freddie Mac.
Congressman Steve Israel today joined officials from Freddie Mac and the Long Island Housing Partnership to launch Don't Borrow Trouble -- an award winning consumer awareness campaign designed to help Nassau and Suffolk County residents spot and avoid unscrupulous lending practices and get practical financial and legal advice through the new Long Island Don't Borrow Trouble hotline.