Outsmart myself - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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To find oneself negatively impacted by the schemes that one undertook for personal gain. I was so successful in overshadowing my competition that the boss is skeptical that I can work as part of a team. I guess I outsmarted myself!
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It's one of the reasons why it wasn't a case of me trying to outsmart myself
Yeah, maybe the threat's eyes also, but we covered the "lights in the eyes" and I don't want to outsmart myself