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To cause problems for yourself - synonyms or related words

store up

to do something that will cause problems in the future

be your own worst enemy

to be the cause of your own problems

be asking for something

to behave in a way that makes it likely that a particular unpleasant thing will happen to you

asking for trouble

if doing something is asking for trouble, it is likely to cause you problems or difficulties

tempt fate/providence

to say or to do something that may cause problems, or to cause your good luck to end

do something once too often

to cause trouble for yourself by repeating dangerous, stupid, or annoying behaviour

looking for trouble

doing something that is likely to cause a disagreement, fight, or problem

shoot yourself in the foot

to say or do something stupid that causes you trouble



to behave in a way that is likely to bring a bad result

punish yourself

to do something that makes you suffer


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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