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outsmart (one)self

To find oneself negatively impacted by the schemes that one undertook for personal gain. I was so successful in overshadowing my competition that the boss is skeptical that I can work as part of a team. I guess I outsmarted myself!
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"But some people try to outsmart the law by pretending to establish a house when in reality it's planned to be changed onto a residential building or one to accommodate labourers."
But when a lone hunter spots the breathing hole of a nanurluk on the sea ice near his iglu, he uses his quick thinking and excellent hunting skills to hatch a plan to outsmart the deadly bear.
That's the hope, anyway, of developers of a mobile phone application, "Outsmart Invasive Species." It's the latest weapon against the Asian longhorned beetle and other invasive pests - and it provides a bit of a science lesson for interested citizens, as well.
LIVERPOOL 1 SUNDERLAND 1 STEVE BRUCE believes his decision not to blood new players helped outsmart Kenny Dalglish at Anfield.
For the first time, Miku learns that demons are real--and it is up to her and her new friend Cait to outsmart them and save her baby brother Kazu.
Instead of doing this, they are most concerned with how to outsmart the state, drawing from it more money.
Can Cady outsmart the 'plastics' and beat them at their own game?
scientists have come up with a new mechanism that may outsmart spammers who break though captcha wavy letter systems on websites.
VocalTec Communications Ltd (Nasdaq:VOCL), a provider of multimedia and VoIP solutions, today announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of telecoms convergence solutions provider Outsmart.
Global IP Solutions (Oslo Bors: GIPS), the leading provider of IP multimedia processing solutions, today announced that Israel-based Outsmart, a leading provider of convergence solutionsfor telecom operators, is using GIPS VideoEngine inside its Plug 'n Talk(TM)softphone to ensure reliable high-quality voice and video.
Not only did he have to outsmart other hunters and pass up numerous Pope and Young bucks, but he also turned down a large amount of money that could have helped support his family.
Kevin Pascoe, employer engagement officer for the Open University in Wales, said: "As the largest provider of management courses in Europe and top of the league for student satisfaction, the Open University knows that to beat the recession you've got to outsmart the recession.
Tampax recently upped the ante in making women and young girls feel ashamed of their bodies with their new advertising scheme, 'Outsmart Mother Nature' (on-line at http://www.beinggirl.com/en US/funzone mother nature.jsp).
To lose weight, or maintain our current weight, we must learn some tricks to outsmart our bodies' ingrained behavior and impulses.