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!