Additional definitions for 'shoot oneself in the foot':
|shoot oneself in the foot||To deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.|
Find a translation for the shoot oneself in the foot phrase in other languages:
Select another language:
Some more phrases from our dictionary similiar to shoot oneself in the foot
Discuss this shoot oneself in the foot phrase with the community:
Use the citation below to add this shoot oneself in the foot definition to your bibliography:
"shoot oneself in the foot." Phrases.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 21 Apr. 2018. <http://www.phrases.net/phrase/shoot-oneself-in-the-foot_6760>.