Definition of cruising for a bruising in US English:

cruising for a bruising

phrase

informal
  • Heading or looking for trouble.

    • ‘This type of thinking is just cruising for a bruising while your speed picks up even more, and there are too many sad stories about skaters who unsuccessfully fell prey to it.’
    • ‘Six months on from posting, I think it's still true that new entrant developers are cruising for a bruising while the wily old foxes of developing are sitting quiet and looking for opportunities.’
    • ‘Hmm, you're cruising for a bruising methinks, and as such, you're on your own lad.’