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Idioms

You asked for it!

This page is about the idiom You asked for it!

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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

a. my wife left me

b. I won the lottery

c. he made me a sandwich

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Contributor: Matt Errey