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asking for trouble

Meaning: If someone is asking for trouble, they're doing something risky that could lead to a problem.

For example:

  • Don't you think that working all day and then partying all night is asking for trouble?

  • Running fast without warming up properly is asking for trouble, and could easily cause a muscle strain.

Quick Quiz:

You're asking for trouble if you drive your car after
  1. eating a meal
  2. watching a movie
  3. drinking alcohol

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