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shoot oneself in the foot

Definition of shoot oneself in the foot

informal

  1. :  to do or say something that causes trouble for oneself



Word by Word Definitions

shootplay
  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

oneselfplay
  1. :  one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move


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