ask for trouble


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Verb1.ask for trouble - persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause troubleask for trouble - persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble; "He is asking for trouble with his behavior"
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
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Too many players thought they had cracked it when we were 2-0 up and started doing things to ask for trouble," he fumed.
Steroid users ask for trouble when they start using other drugs to control the unwanted side effects of steroid use.
Buendel said some consumers ask for trouble by leaving checks or cash outside for the wood delivery driver while the homeowners are away from their residences.