skjuta sig själv i foten

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

skjuta sig själv i foten (literally: to shoot oneself in the foot)

  1. to shoot oneself in the foot (to perform an action which is supposed to support one's own viewpoint during an argument, but which only makes it seem as one made a fool of oneself in the process, or at least, made a huge mistake).