ask for it
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- Used other than as an idiom: see ask for, it.
- (idiomatic, informal) To provoke an unwanted action.
- Leaving your wallet visible on the car seat is just asking for it.
- (Should we delete(+) this sense?) (informal, offensive, by extension) To instigate sexual assault, by means of attire or communication; to appear promiscuous.
provoke an unwanted action