shoot in the foot


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shoot yourself in the foot

to do or say something that causes problems for you My brother has shot himself in the foot twice by turning down buyers for his house.
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shoot yourself in the foot

to do or say something stupid which causes problems for you He shot himself in the foot by suggesting that women politicians were incompetent.
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shoot (oneself) in the foot

To do or say something that inadvertently undermines one's interests.
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