Doing something stupid that will result in you getting your ass kicked or receiving other bodily harm.
Tom: "I'm gonna go play a money game of pool. Let me find a sucker...a-ha!"
Steve: "I don't know, man. That guy's kind of big...and I just saw him run the table
in two turns."
Tom: "You up for a $100 game?"
6'8" 300 lb. biker: "Yeah, bring it on little man."
Steve: "Do you even have $100 on you?"
Tom: "No, but don't worry, it's in the bag."
Steve: "I don't know, man. I think you might be cruisin' for a bruisin'."
Refers to an individual who is on the path to physical harm, often leading to bruising. Often times this individual may have no idea that harm is imminent. The harm is usually initiated by the future vicitm of that harm, and is often deserved. Feelings of extreme gratification can be felt for the individual inflicting the bruising.
My little brother stole my yankee cap twice yesterday. I told him that he was cruisin for a bruisin. Today he stole it again and I fed it to him. He's still crying but man did it feel good.