So if we consider gender issues we're basically asking whether men and women have different attitudes towards saving money, and whether they save money for different things.
How much are you asking for the house?
She asked him the time of the train.
Public transport users will be asked their opinions of the service.
With some embarrassment I asked the price.
We stopped and asked the way to the police station.
He asked permission to leave.
Please ask your parents' permission before making your call.
Manuel looked for the sister of the man he killed, to ask forgiveness.
He knelt at his father's knee and asked his forgiveness.
Do you think I might ask you a favour?
He's always asking people for money.
Could I ask you for some advice?
She asked him to do the shopping.
He asked her to marry him.
In restaurants, ask to be seated away from the smoking area.
I asked to see the Director.
I know I've asked a lot of you over the years.
There are obligations to play so many games a year but we are asking too much of the players.
Are you going to ask Jon?
Have you asked Matthew to the party?
They asked me to stay for lunch.
I'd planned to ask you to dinner this week.
`How is Frank?' he asked.
If Daniel asks what happened in court we will tell him.
I wasn't the only one asking questions.
I asked why the lion didn't attack.
She asked why I'd done it.
Someone asked if we'd like to try rowing.
At some point you've got to ask whether this is a deliberate tactic.
I'm not sure. You'd better ask Mum.
I asked him his name.
He asked her how old she was.
I stopped a young guy and asked him the time .
You will have to ask David about that.
He started asking me a lot of questions.
We are often asked why we never married.
She asked me if I'd enjoyed my dinner.
She asked us whether we would like to stay for dinner or not.
The job asks both time and patience.
vi. I ask you!：我倒要问问！这还了得！（强调反对）
That silly old bat! I ask you, who did she think she was?
The plane went missing for ten days. Ten days, I ask you!
vi. don't ask me!：别问我！我不知道！（通常用于对提问感到恼火或惊讶时）
She's got other things on her mind, wouldn't you think? –`Don't ask me. I've never met her.
vi. for the asking：只要开口（便可得到）；唾手可得
Everything at the hotel was ours for the asking – food, local drinks, three pools.
He knew the nomination was his for the asking.
vi. if you ask me：依我看；我认为
He was nuts, if you ask me.
vi. may I ask：请问（表示对某事恼火或心生疑虑）
What, may I ask, are you doing here alone?
vi. to ask yourself sth：仔细思考某事物
Ask yourself what you want out of your relationship.
vi. you're asking for trouble;you're asking for it：你在自找麻烦；你在自找苦吃
You're really asking for trouble speaking to me like that.
To go ahead with the match after such clear advice had been asking for trouble.
I'm afraid to ask what it cost. – Then don't ask.
I didn't ask.
It's rude to ask about money.
I asked about train times to Leeds.
They always went for the best quality and they never asked about the price.
I knew they would help me but I was too shy to ask.
n. it's a big ask;it's a tough ask：这非常困难；这非常艰难
Taking on five siblings in need of a foster home – it's a big ask.
My brief is to cut the wage bill and improve the team – it's a tough ask.