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Re: Cut off your nose to spite your face

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on October 11, 2005

In Reply to: Cut off your nose to spite your face posted by Will on October 11, 2005

: What is the phrase, "to cut off one's nose to spite their face" means, and where does it come from?
It means to do something, out of spite and desire to be difficult, that hurts oneself more than anyone else.