ask for it

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ask for it (third-person singular simple present asks for it, present participle asking for it, simple past and past participle asked for it)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see ask for,‎ it.
  2. (idiomatic, informal) To provoke an unwanted action.
    Leaving your wallet visible on the car seat is just asking for it.


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