To ask for trouble In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "to ask for trouble", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Hung Vu, Jimmy Hung, Kathy Cao calendar 2021-03-14 09:03

Meaning of To ask for trouble (redirected from ask for trouble : This is an infinitive form from the original idiom "ask for trouble".)


ask for it , look for trouble

Ask for trouble verb informal

To behave or act in a manner that will very likely result in trouble, difficulty, or danger

Those kids were just asking for trouble when they broke my house's windows.

You shouldn't leave your children alone in the house like that or you’re asking for trouble.

Hey! Calm down! I know you're annoyed with your boss for making you work overtime so many times, but don't go asking for trouble!

Anybody who invites a complete stranger into their house is asking for trouble.

Other phrases about:

To lower the boom (on someone or something)

To punish someone or something harshly 

these things are sent to try us

This idiom is often used to express that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it.

The author of your own misfortune
to be blamed because of one's own problem
you can't unring a bell

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

to ask for trouble
to behave in a way that is likely to incur problems or difficulties

Grammar and Usage of Ask for trouble

Verb Forms

  • asking for trouble
  • asked for trouble
  • asks for trouble

The verb "ask" should be conjugated according to its tense. This idiom is usually used in the past or present continuous tense.


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