do (oneself or someone) an injustice

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do (oneself or someone) an injustice

To do something that hinders or is detrimental to one. You're doing your kids an injustice by catering to their every whim—they need to learn to be independent.
See also: injustice
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do yourself/somebody an inˈjustice

judge yourself/somebody unfairly: We may have been doing him an injustice. This work is good.
See also: injustice, somebody
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The 1985 champion was probably doing himself an injustice because he made the weekend at the Masters this year having outscored Tiger Woods on the final round at Augusta.
Hughes said: "Russell is probably doing himself an injustice if he wants to go and retire after the World Cup.