look for trouble

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of look for trouble

informal
: to act in a way that could cause violence or problems
  • I could tell that he was looking for trouble as soon as he came in.

Word by Word Definitions

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

trouble play
  1. : the quality or state of being troubled especially mentally

  2. : public unrest or disturbance

  3. : an instance of trouble

  1. : to agitate mentally or spiritually : worry, disturb

  2. : to put to exertion or inconvenience

  3. : to produce physical disorder in : afflict


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