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cut oneself off at the knees

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cut oneself off at the knees

verb phrase

To disable oneself; SHOOT oneself IN THE FOOT: I don't want to cut myself off at the knees by giving figures (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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