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shoot yourself in the foot

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Definition


To stop your own progress.

Context : Business
Category: Idiom
Semantic: self-destruct

Usage of “shoot yourself in the foot”

  1. Don't shoot yourself in the foot by revealing your shortcomings.

Examples of idiom “shoot yourself in the foot” from Twitter
  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'KeirGibson'
    KeirGibson:

    @alexmossSEO Those website designers made me almost cry! I don't like to bad mouth them but could you shoot yourself in the foot more?

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'liliandabrai'
    liliandabrai:

    Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot. -H. Peter Anvin #quote

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'randomphrase'
    randomphrase:

    "C++ is a power tool that gives you plenty of rope to shoot yourself in the foot as well as mix your multi-paradigmed metaphors." -LLVM blog

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'jxremy'
    jxremy:

    When you shoot yourself in the foot you have no one else to blame. Human nature says someone else is always to blame, though.

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'mikhailss'
    mikhailss:

    "C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg." - Bjarne Stroustrup

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'Audrey_Delk'
    Audrey_Delk:

    This is like waiting to shoot yourself in the foot. HORRID!!

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'T_RanHipHop'
    T_RanHipHop:

    Twitter is a loaded gun and you can shoot yourself in the foot at any tweet

  • Default avatar for Twitter user 'FreeGasForCar'
    FreeGasForCar:

    Linux: Thousands of people from all over the world help you to shoot yourself in the foot, for free. -Bruce Sherrod #quote