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cut off my nose to spite my face means to make things worse



 
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cut off my nose to spite my face means to make things worse #1 (permalink) Tue Dec 28, 2010 17:49 pm   cut off my nose to spite my face means to make things worse
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #328 "English Slang Idioms (49)", question 7

The deadline's too near to include all the boss's statistics, but if I'm late on my project I will get in trouble too. It's like cutting off my nose to spite my ..........

(a) mirror
(b) ears
(c) face
(d) wife

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #328 "English Slang Idioms (49)", answer 7

The deadline's too near to include all the boss's statistics, but if I'm late on my project I will get in trouble too. It's like cutting off my nose to spite my face.

Correct answer: (c) face
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It's like cutting off my nose to spite my face...= you do something silly if that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry.
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