Doing herself no favours - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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do (someone or oneself) no favors
1. To not be helpful to someone or something; to hinder or be detrinmental to someone or something. You do your kids no favors by catering to their every whim.
2. To act in a way that reflects negatively on oneself. Just stop talking—you're doing yourself no favors by babbling to the CEO.
do somebody no ˈfavours,
not do somebody any ˈfavours do something that is not helpful to somebody or that gives a bad impression of them: You’re not doing yourself any favours, working for nothing. ♢ The orchestra did Beethoven no favours.
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I've liked her for a long time but she is really letting herself down and is doing herself no favours
as a mother of three.