ask for trouble

ask for trouble
нарываться, напрашиваться на неприятности

Australian slang. 2013.

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  • ask for trouble — ► ask for trouble informal act in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties. Main Entry: ↑trouble …   English terms dictionary

  • ask for trouble — verb persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble He is asking for trouble with his behavior • Syn: ↑ask for it • Hypernyms: ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang in, ↑hang on, ↑hold on …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for it, to invite problems by persisting in risky or annoying behavior. Also, ask for trouble. — idi ask for it, to invite problems by persisting in risky or annoying behavior. Also, ask for trouble …   From formal English to slang

  • ask for trouble — to behave in a way that will cause you problems. Drinking before driving is asking for trouble. Phil wondered why Deegan was always looking for trouble. Related vocabulary: ask for something …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for trouble — behave in a way that trouble is likely He is asking for trouble if he misses another class …   Idioms and examples

  • ask for trouble — cause oneself misfortune, get oneself into problems …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ask for — verb increase the likelihood of (Freq. 4) ask for trouble invite criticism • Syn: ↑invite • Derivationally related forms: ↑invitation (for: ↑invite) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ask for it — verb persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble He is asking for trouble with his behavior • Syn: ↑ask for trouble • Hypernyms: ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang in, ↑hang on, ↑hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • look for trouble — See at: ask for trouble …   New idioms dictionary

  • ask for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms ask for : present tense I/you/we/they ask for he/she/it asks for present participle asking for past tense asked for past participle asked for 1) ask for something to speak or write to someone because you want… …   English dictionary

  • ask for — {v.}, {informal} To make (something bad) likely to happen to you; bring (something bad) upon yourself. * /Charles drives fast on worn out tires; he is asking for trouble./ * /The workman lost his job, but he asked for it by coming to work drunk… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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