like turkeys voting for an early Christmas

like turkeys voting for an early Christmas

Said of people who choose or accept a situation that is not in their interest or will be directly harmful to them. Turkeys are often prepared for a Christmas meal. Primarily heard in UK. So now you have people supporting policies that would see their work security and health benefits eliminated. It's like turkeys voting for an early Christmas.
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