cruisin for a bruisin

Cruisin for a bruisin is a very common and well-known cliche which is referring to doing something purposefully and quite stupid that may result in negative consequences and bodily harm. The bruisin part of this cliche is referring to receiving a beating, thus being bruised from this type of bodily harm. Cruisin for a bruisin shows that someone seems intent on receiving a beating for their idiotic behavior.