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shoot yourself in the foot

to do something without intending to which spoils a situation for yourself
Translations of “shoot yourself in the foot”
in Chinese (Traditional) (無意中)搬起石頭砸自己的腳…
in Chinese (Simplified) (无意中)搬起石头砸自己的脚…
(Definition of shoot yourself in the foot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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