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To act against one's own interests, e.g., by saying what one is really thinking.

If you anger your boss, you're really just shooting yourself in the foot.

Additional definitions for 'shoot oneself in the foot':

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