bite (one's) nose off to spite (one's) face(redirected from bite somebody's nose off to spite somebody's face)
bite (one's) nose off to spite (one's) face
To seek retribution against someone else in a manner that is ultimately harmful or disadvantageous to oneself. He fired Tom for criticizing his managerial skills, but Tom accounts for nearly 75% of his branch's quarterly sales, so all he's really done is bitten his nose off to spite his face. I know you're mad at your parents, but running away is only going to make your own life harder. Don't bite your nose off to spite your face.
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- bite off (one's) nose to spite (one's) face
- cut (one's) nose off to spite (one's) face
- cut nose off to spite face
- cut off (one's) nose to spite (one's) face
- cut off nose to spite face
- cut off one's nose to spite one's face
- cut off your nose to spite your face
- don't cut off your nose to spite your face
- leave yourself wide open to something