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To ask for trouble in english explanation

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

by Kathy Cao , Jimmy Hung , Hung Vu on 2019-11-19 06:11


  • looking for trouble

Meaning of To ask for trouble

To ask for trouble informal verb
American informal To do something or act in a manner that will very likely result in trouble, difficulty, or danger - The Farlex Idioms and Slang Dictionary

She’s really asking for it, the way she comes in late every day.

They’re asking for trouble, leaving young children alone in the house like that.

Walking around downtown late at night is just asking for trouble.

You'd better check the oil in your car. Otherwise you're just asking for trouble.

That would simply be asking for trouble!

Those kids were just asking for trouble when they went trespassing on my property, and now trouble is what they'll get!

I know you're annoyed at your boss for making you come in on the weekend, but don't go asking for trouble!

Grammar and Usage of To ask for trouble

Usually used in the past or present continuous tense.

Other usages:

  • be asking for trouble
  • am asking for trouble
  • were asking for trouble
  • asking for trouble
  • ask for trouble
  • was asking for trouble
  • is asking for trouble
  • ask for trouble/it
  • to ask for trouble

More examples:

He is asking for trouble with his behavior

Stop talking to me that way, John. You're just asking for trouble. The guard asked me to leave unless I was looking for trouble.

Origin of To ask for trouble

The origin of "Asking for trouble", people did not mention it, just know that it is used widden in english and american english and it also the name of film or movies in UK, Canada and US.

Asking for Trouble is a 1942 British comedy film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Max Miller, Carole Lynne and Wilfrid Hyde-White. Its plot follows a fishmonger who takes up bookmaking to earn extra cash.

Not Asking for Trouble is the eleventh episode of season seven of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and the one hundred and fifty-fourth overall. It marks season seven's midseason finale. In this episode, an avalanche falls on Yakyakistan, and Pinkie Pie tries to convince Prince Rutherford and the proud yaks to ask the ponies for help.

Citi: Internet , Wikipedia, IMDB
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