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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When I started to shoot a few targets of my own, I realized I might have outsmarted myself.
Now, here is where I thought I was being clever, but in reality it's at this point that I outsmarted myself.
I outsmarted myself handily by forgetting the camera.
I was embarrassed that I'd outsmarted myself by using a fine release that was never intended for hunting.