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cruising for a bruising

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cruising for a bruising

verb phrase

Looking for trouble; courting violence, esp while riding about in a car

[1951+ Teenagers; perhaps fr or influenced by black English cruising, ''strolling, parading,'' attestedby1942]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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