Idioms

asking for trouble

This page is about the idiom 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

a. eating a meal

b. watching a movie

c. drinking alcohol

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Contributor: Matt Errey