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Cruising for a bruising

Posted by TheFalllen on November 14, 2004

In Reply to: Cruising for bruising posted by yogesh on November 14, 2004

: What is meant by the above phrase.

To say that someone is "cruising for a bruising" means that he is behaving or talking in an inflammatory or intensely irritating way that is liable to get him beaten up. Very similar phrases are "rooting for a booting" or "clammering for a hammering".