Cruising for a bruising

Posted by Henry on November 15, 2004

In Reply to: Cruising for a bruising posted by TheFalllen 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".

Asking for trouble!