English version

be asking for it

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe asking for itbe asking for itDESERVEused to say that someone deserves something bad that happens to them It’s his own fault he got hit – he was asking for it. ask
Examples from the Corpus
be asking for itAnyone who invites a complete stranger into their house is asking for it.It would only mean he might let her down again, and that would be asking for it.Perhaps she ought not to have spoken so bluntly, even though he was asking for it.
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