don't cut off your nose to spite your face

don't cut off your nose to spite your face

Don't use self-destructive means to try to solve a problem or fix a situation. I know you're mad at your dad, but don't cut off your nose to spite your face—running away is only going to make your life harder.
See also: cut, face, nose, off, spite
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