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Cruising for a bruising

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.

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