own goal

noun

Definition of own goal

1 chiefly British : a goal in soccer, hockey, etc., that a player accidentally scores against his or her own team
2 British : something that one does thinking it will help him or her but that actually causes one harm The workers scored an own goal by demanding such high wages that no one could afford to employ them.

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“Own goal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/own%20goal. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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