cut off one's nose to spite one's face

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cut off one's nose to spite one's face (third-person singular simple present cuts off one's nose to spite one's face, present participle cutting off one's nose to spite one's face, simple past and past participle cut off one's nose to spite one's face)

  1. (idiomatic) To harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.

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