cruising for a bruising

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cruising for a bruising

  1. (chiefly US, idiomatic) Following a course of action likely to result in injury or other trouble for oneself.
    • 1945 Nov. 30, "Underdog, Undaunted Navy Ready for Army," The Independent Record (Helena, Montana):
      Navy should score once but the Mid-shipmen definitely are cruising for a bruising.
    • 2008 Jan. 17, Bill Barnhart, "Dulled foreign gleam could lead to gloom," Chicago Tribune:
      The Euroland economy has been cruising for a bruising for a while.

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