do somebody/yourself a mischief(redirected from do somebody a mischief)
do (one) a mischief
To do something that harms one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. You sure did your brother a mischief by including him in that dangerous game.
do (oneself) a mischief
To do something that harms oneself. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I think you'll do yourself a mischief if you try that risky skateboard trick.
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do yourself a mischiefINFORMAL
If you do yourself a mischief, you injure part of your body. I think I'd do myself a mischief if I tried to copy any of her dance moves.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
ˌdo somebody/yourself a ˈmischief(British English, informal or humorous) hurt somebody/yourself: You could do yourself a mischief wearing such tight trousers!
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