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cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face
Idiom(s): cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face
a phrase meaning that one harms oneself in trying to punish another person. (The phrase is variable in form. Note the examples.)
• Billy loves the zoo, but he refused to go with his mother because he was mad at her. He cut off his nose to spite his face.
• Find a better way to be angry. It is silly to cut your nose off to spite your face.
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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.
cut off your nose to spite your face
make your problem worse, hurt yourself because you dislike yourself If you abuse drugs to forget a problem, you are cutting off your nose to spite your face.
in despite of
1) in defiance of
2) in spite of
in spite of
in opposition to, despite In spite of the terrible weather we went to the beach for a picnic.
in spite of oneself
not withstanding one’s own efforts 尽管有所努力；情不自禁；不由自主地
At the sight of his little sister dressed up for the play in the role of an old woman he laughed aloud in spite of himself．看到自己的小妹妹扮演剧中老太大的角色，他情不自禁地哈哈大笑起来。
On hearing the news，the poor old man cried in spite of himself．听到这消息，这位可怜的老人不由自主地哭起来了。
On hearing the joke， they all laughed in spite of themselves．听了这个笑话，他们全都情不自禁地笑了起来。
in spite of|spite
prep. phr. Against the influence or effect of; in opposition to; defying the effect of; despite. In spite of the bad storm John delivered his papers on time. In spite of all their differences, Joan and Ann remain friends.
in spite of
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