like turkeys voting for Christmas

like turkeys voting for Christmas

Said of people who choose or accept a situation that is not in their interest or will be directly harmful to them. So now you have people, like turkeys voting for Christmas, supporting policies that would see their work security and health benefits eliminated.
See also: Christmas, like, turkey, vote

like turkeys voting for Christmas

BRITISH
If someone's action or choice is like turkeys voting for Christmas, it will have a very bad result for them. Lawyers supporting non-legal methods of solving disputes are like turkeys voting for Christmas. The idea that drivers would choose to have speed limiters in their cars would be like turkeys voting for Christmas. Note: In Britain and some other countries, people traditionally eat turkey at Christmas.
See also: Christmas, like, turkey, vote

like turkeys voting for Christmas

used to suggest that a particular action or decision is hopelessly self-defeating. informal
See also: Christmas, like, turkey, vote