American Idioms and Expressions

Ask For Trouble Idiom

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ask for trouble
What does ask for trouble mean?
to behave in a way that trouble is likelyThe boy is asking for trouble if he misses another class.
ask for trouble
What does ask for trouble mean?
to behave in a way that will likely cause trouble The boy is asking for trouble if he misses another class.


Some Random Idioms
look at the world through rose-colored glasses
What does "look at the world through rose-colored glasses" mean?
to see only the good things about something, to be too optimistic My friend always looks at the world through rose-colored glasses and he does not believe that some people are dishonest.

in the second place
What does "in the second place" mean?
in addition, secondlyIn the first place I am very tired and in the second place I don't have enough money to go to the movie.
cover one`s tracks
What does "cover one`s tracks" mean?
to hide where one has been, to hide what one has done The man was trying to cover his tracks but it was easy to see where he had been.
in the doghouse
What does "in the doghouse" mean?
in disgrace or disfavor, in trouble The man is in the doghouse with his wife because he came home late last night.

crack
What does "crack" mean?
break down; fail
curiosity killed the cat
What does "curiosity killed the cat" mean?
being too nosy may lead a person into trouble"You should not worry about what your friend is doing. Remember, curiosity killed the cat."
full bird
What does "full bird" mean?
full colonel, as opposed to a lieutenant colonel, which is one rank lower (in the U.S. Army)
press the flesh
What does "press the flesh" mean?
(a politician) shakes hands with people in order to become more popularThe politician spent most of the weekend pressing the flesh in the shopping mall.
a hung jury
What does "a hung jury" mean?
a jury that is divided and unable to agree on a verdictThe trial ended in a hung jury which made another trial necessary.
white-knuckle
What does "white-knuckle" mean?
very tense, anxious, or stressed

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