Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “shoot oneself in the foot“ and its meaning is “to do or say something that causes trouble/difficulty for oneself”.
Example Sentence: US President, Donald Trump shot himself in the foot – and raised regional tensions. Trump evidently believes Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu when he claims Iran is building a nuclear bomb, despite a lack of clear evidence. He has swallowed (accept without questioning) the simplistic rightwing narrative of Iran as evil, existential threat. He casts himself as Israel’s saviour. He was determined from the outset to destroy Obama’s work on Iran because, for him, everything Obama achieved is anathema.
This phrase is present in The Guardian article The Observer view on Donald Trump and the murder of Iran’s leading nuclear scientist and click here to read it.
Courtesy: The Guardian