Значение идиомы ask for

[ask for] {v.}, {informal} To make likely to happen to you; bring upon yourself.

Charles drives fast on worn-out tires; he is asking for trouble.

The workman lost his job, but he asked for it by coming to work drunk several times.

Compare: HAVE IT COMING, SERVE RIGHT, SIGN ONE’S OWN DEATH WARRANT.

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Значение идиомы ask for