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You are shooting yourself in the foot to spite your face

Yes, that is what Sarah blurted out to her husband, and then she realized she had unintentionally uttered a malaphor.  As she said, “this is what sleep deprivation and being newly post partum will do to someone.”  The malaphor is a mix of “shooting yourself in the foot” (to cause yourself difficulty) and “cut off your nose to spite your face” (to hurt yourself in an attempt to hurt another).   Both phrases have to do with doing damage to oneself, literally (cutting and shooting) and figuratively.  Sarah’s malaphor contains serious damage!   Thanks to Sarah for sending this one in!

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2 Comments on “You are shooting yourself in the foot to spite your face”

  1. Doobster418 says:

    All of these are funny, but this one made me literally laugh out loud when I read it. Too funny!

  2. davemalaphor says:

    Thanks, and the great thing is they arent made up! You can spot a fake one a mile away.


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