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. (idiomatic, informal) To provoke an unwanted action.
    Leaving your wallet visible on the car seat is just asking for it.
    Synonyms: ask for trouble, look for trouble
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see ask for,‎ it.
    If you'd like a fresh towel at any point during your stay, just ask for it.


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