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"shoot yourself in the foot" in British English

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shoot yourself in the foot

to do something without ​intending to which ​spoils a ​situation for yourself
(Definition of shoot yourself in the foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoot yourself in the foot

to do or say something that ​causesproblems for you: I ​think you might be ​shooting yourself in the ​foot if you don't take his ​offer.
(Definition of shoot yourself in the foot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shoot yourself in the foot”
in Chinese (Simplified) (无意中)搬起石头砸自己的脚…
in Chinese (Traditional) (無意中)搬起石頭砸自己的腳…
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