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borrow trouble

Definition of borrow trouble in English:

North American Take needless action that may have detrimental effects.
Example sentences
  • I suppose I'm borrowing trouble, but has anyone thought about how to forgive and move on, one way or another?
  • It's not borrowing trouble to consider the possibility that he might not come home when this is all over.
  • Perhaps her mother was just borrowing trouble, as she was prone to doing.
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