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buy trouble

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

Fig. to encourage trouble; to bring on trouble. (As if certain acts would pay for or cause difficulties that would have to be suffered through.) I don't want to buy trouble. I have enough already. Saying something insulting to him is just buying trouble.
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Ridden by Billy Lee, the 10/11 favourite prevailed by three-quarters of a length from Buying Trouble.
Record spells Trouble for home team British raiders have won two of the last three runnings of this and the David Evans-trained Buying Trouble, a dual winner who has been twice placed at this level, more recently when third in the Land O'Burns Stakes over 5f at Ayr last month, will be attempting to emulate Miss Lahar, who won for Mick Channon in 2013 and the Rae Guest-trained Minalisa, who was successful two years ago.
The source said that they are aware that Murray has spoken to other publishers, but believes that anyone who allows him to profit from his crime will be buying trouble, the Daily Express reported.
If we exceed what is appropriate, we will only be buying trouble.
That is often buying trouble, in the form of disease problems.
However, they may just be buying trouble when trying to clear customs upon their return back into the United States.
Lloyds, 41% owned by the UK government after needing a bailout after buying trouble rival HBOS, returned to profit in the first half of this year as bad debts fell more sharply than expected and margins improved.
Q I HAVE saved pounds 900 to buy a car but my dad reckons I'll only be buying trouble at that sort of price.
You'll either avoid buying trouble, have the ammo to beat down the price or proof that you've found a bargain.