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一分钟英语:Shoot Yourself in the Foot

一分钟英语:Shoot Yourself in the Foot

English in a Minute – Shoot Yourself in the Foot:搬起石头砸自己的脚

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This week's idiom sounds painful and not so smart.

But what does it mean in a conversation? Let's listen.

How did the job interview go yesterday?

I really shot myself in the foot.

Oh no. What happened?

I criticized my old boss who turned out to be the interviewer's mother.

Um. You know you're not getting that job, right?

To "shoot yourself in the foot" means to do something foolish that causes harm to yourself.

You don't mean to, of course. But it happens anyway.

And that's English in a Minute.