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ask for it

slang To act in a way that warrants the punishment or other repercussion that follows. Did you draw on the wall? Oh, you're asking for it now! Mary is a very patient person, so if she dumped Phil, he must have asked for it. OK, you asked for it! I'm going to knock your block off!
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You asked for it!

 
1. You are getting what you requested. The waiter set a huge bowl of ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream in front of Mary, saying apologetically, "You asked for it!" Bill: Gee, this escargot stuff is gross! Mary: You asked for it!
2. You are getting the punishment you deserve! Bill: The tax people just ordered me to pay a big fine. Bob: The careless way you do your tax forms caused it. You asked for it! Mother: I'm sorry to have to punish you in this fashion, but you asked for it! Bill: I did not!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ask for it

If something bad happens to someone or is done to someone and you say that they asked for it, you mean that they deserved it. I may have been cruel to Brian on occasions, but he asked for it.
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ˈask for trouble/it

(informal) (usually used in the progressive tenses) behave in a way that is likely to result in problems: They’re asking for trouble, leaving young children alone in the house like that.She’s really asking for it, the way she comes in late every day.
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You asked for it!

exclam. Here it comes, and you deserve it! So you want the full treatment? You asked for it!
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