cruising for a bruising

cruising for a bruising

slang Acting in a way that is likely to result in punishment or harm. Oh, you're cruising for a bruising talking to me like that!
See also: bruise, cruise

cruising for a bruising

 and cruisin' for a bruisin'
Sl. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that? Who's cruisin' for a bruisin'?
See also: bruise, cruise

cruising for a bruising

heading or looking for trouble. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times The problem…is the unrealistic value of the Hong Kong dollar…it has been cruising for a bruising for most of last year.
See also: bruise, cruise

cruisin’ for a bruisin’

verb

cruising for a bruising

and cruisin’ for a bruisin’
in. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that?
See also: bruise, cruise
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CRUISING FOR A BRUISING: Mollie Baxter and son Tim Millea, pictured on a previous holiday, have missed out on a cut price cruise on the Saga Rose
When most Americans can't buy the very goods they manufacture or sell, that system is cruising for a bruising.
And as for Chelski, if they're cruising for a bruising we might just be the team to give it to them.
Looks like these sailors were cruising for a bruising on the high seas.
George Carman QC told the High Court in London that an article entitled "Cruising for a Bruising - what's the inside story on Holly- wood's Golden Couple?" had caused them "grave personal distress".
But Fergie, a patriotic Scot hardly known for his bias towards the English, predicted Voller's men were cruising for a bruising.