ask for it

ask for it
verb
persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
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He is asking for trouble with his behavior

Syn: ↑ask for trouble
Hypernyms: ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang in, ↑hang on, ↑hold on
Verb Frames:
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ask for it (informal)
To behave in a way likely to bring trouble on oneself
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Main Entry:ask

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ask for it — see ask
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Main Entry:it

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ˈask for it idiom
(informal) to deserve sth bad that happens to you or that sb does to you

‘You shouldn't have said that to her.’ ‘Well, she asked for it!’

Main entry:askidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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