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English definition of “cut off your nose to spite your face”

cut off your nose to spite your face

to do something because you are angry, even if it will cause trouble for youDamaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of cut off your nose to spite your face from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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