cut off your nose to spite your face Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cut off your nose to spite your face" in British English

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cut off your nose to spite your face

to do something because you are ​angry, ​even if it will ​causetrouble for you
(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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cut off your nose to spite your face

to ​causeproblems for yourself by ​trying to ​punish someone ​else: If you ​stayhome because ​your ex-boyfriend is at the ​party, aren't you ​cutting off ​yournose to ​spiteyourface?
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Translations of “cut off your nose to spite your face”
in Chinese (Simplified) 因一时恼怒害了自己, 跟自己过不去…
in Chinese (Traditional) 因一時惱怒害了自己, 跟自己過不去…
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