“Shoot yourself in the foot” means “to do or say something that causes problems for you”. Example: When Michelle got drunk before her final exam, she shot herself in the foot. She failed the test! Learning English can be fun!
Ever think about the literal meaning of some of the English expressions we use every day? Check out these awesome illustrations by artist Roisin Hahessy, who came up with the idea while teaching English as a foreign language in Brazil!