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trouble

a. political unrest or public disturbances
b. the Troubles political violence in Ireland during the 1920s or in Northern Ireland since the late 1960s
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To concede a free kick on the edge of your own box at Arsenal is asking for trouble.
Plopping wood-frame homes down near, or even in the midst of, such a tinderbox is simply asking for trouble.
Any insurer who attempts to avoid providing a defense without conducting an adequate investigation on the grounds that coverage is "highly unlikely" or "doubtful" is asking for trouble and setting itself up for a bad-faith lawsuit.
He said the management team at Somerfield had done a"brilliant" job with the Kwik Save merger, but said integration on integration was asking for trouble.
Warns James Preston, CEO of Avon, "Companies that do not adjust to diversity are asking for trouble.
Bacchus was just stating outright what Baird had implied: Asking a woman to keep the books is just asking for trouble.
A business that claims a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee is nearly always asking for trouble with the Internal Revenue Service.
To leave just one major hospital in the centre of a city like Liverpool was asking for trouble.
For a guy who gets criticised for his accents, I'm either asking for trouble or I'm putting myself in the firing line.
Encouraging little girls to wear sexually provocative clothes is asking for trouble and is irresponsible.
ALL-DAY chip shops are asking for trouble compared with the rare specialists which aim for quality by limiting their hours.