outsmart (one)self

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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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I don't think we can overthink and try to outsmart ourselves by trying to go move for move and check for check because he does a lot of checking at the line of scrimmage.
In trying to outsmart big bucks, we hunters often outsmart ourselves," he says.