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You asked for it! Informal

Meaning: You can say "You asked for it!" when you think someone deserves the punishment they're getting or the trouble they're in.

For example:

  • I knew the risks when I started smoking, so now that I've got lung cancer all I can say to myself is "You asked for it!"

  • You asked for it, you know. How can expect to keep your job when you keep coming to work late?

Quick Quiz:

My brother said "You asked for it!" after
  1. my wife left me
  2. I won the lottery
  3. he made me a sandwich

Discuss: You asked for it!

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