Posted by Lewis on November 15, 2004
In Reply to: Cruising for a bruising posted by Henry on November 15, 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!
I'd never heard it before Pink Floyd's "Dark side of the moon" - it is used in the verbal snippets.