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To deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.

Additional definitions for 'shoot oneself in the foot':

shoot oneself in the footTo act against one's own interests, e.g., by saying what one is really thinking.
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