cut off nose to spite face

cut off nose to spite face
cut off (your) nose to spite (your) face to do something because you are angry, even if it will cause trouble for you.

'The next time he treats me like that, I'm just going to quit my job.' 'Isn't that a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your face?'


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  • cut off nose to spite your face — cut off (your) nose to spite (your) face to do something because you are angry, even if it will cause trouble for you. The next time he treats me like that, I m just going to quit my job. Isn t that a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut off your nose to spite face — cut off (your) nose to spite (your) face to do something because you are angry, even if it will cause trouble for you. The next time he treats me like that, I m just going to quit my job. Isn t that a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut off your nose to spite your face — see ↑nose, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑cut cut off your nose to spite your face see ↑nose, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑face cut off your nose to spite your face : to do something tha …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut off your nose to spite your face — If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut off your nose to spite your face — cut off (your) nose to spite (your) face to do something because you are angry, even if it will cause trouble for you. The next time he treats me like that, I m just going to quit my job. Isn t that a bit like cutting off your nose to spite your… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut off one's nose to spite one's face — ► cut off one s nose to spite one s face disadvantage oneself through a wilful attempt to gain an advantage. Main Entry: ↑nose …   English terms dictionary

  • cut off one's nose to spite one's face — To injure or disadvantage oneself through an act of revenge or anger towards another • • • Main Entry: ↑nose * * * hurt oneself in the course of trying to hurt another …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you cut something off, you remove it with a knife or a similar tool. [V P n (not pron)] Mrs Kreutz cut off a generous piece of the meat... [V n P n (not pron)] He cut me off a slice... [V n P …   English dictionary

  • cut off one's nose to spite one's face — {v. phr.} To suffer from an action intended originally to harm another person. * /In walking out and leaving his employer in the lurch, John really cut off his nose to spite his face, since no business wanted to hire him afterwards./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut off one's nose to spite one's face — {v. phr.} To suffer from an action intended originally to harm another person. * /In walking out and leaving his employer in the lurch, John really cut off his nose to spite his face, since no business wanted to hire him afterwards./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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