One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Act in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties.‘hitching a lift is asking for trouble’
- ‘I'm asking for trouble with those statements, aren't I?’
- ‘If there's one thing I've learnt during the years I've been doing my current job, it's that I should never try to update the website and send a virus alert within an hour of going home - it's just asking for trouble.’
- ‘Well, that's just asking for trouble, isn't it?’
- ‘Pointing the finger and shouting in someone's face, that's asking for trouble.’
- ‘But war without end is not a policy; it's asking for trouble.’
- ‘Fireworks, we all agreed, were just asking for trouble.’
- ‘Second, having the government direct the flow of that large quantity of investment capital, however indirectly, is just asking for trouble.’
- ‘Any time you handle cash, you're asking for trouble.’
- ‘Providing them with somewhere to meet, have fun and exercise is just asking for trouble… they are just going to drink and take drugs.’
- ‘The main message of the movie is that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else, and that putting blind faith in a committed relationship is just asking for trouble.’
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