Main meanings of foot-shooting in English

: foot-shooting1foot-shooting2

foot-shooting1

Pronunciation /ˈfʊtʃuːtɪŋ/

noun

informal
  • The action of inadvertently making one's own situation worse, or of making an (embarrassing) error of judgement; an instance of this. Compare to shoot oneself in the foot.

Origin

1980s. From foot + shooting, after to shoot oneself in the foot.

Main meanings of foot-shooting in English

: foot-shooting1foot-shooting2

foot-shooting2

Pronunciation /ˈfʊtˌʃuːtɪŋ/

adjective

informal
  • That inadvertently worsens one's situation, or causes one difficulty or embarrassment; having a tendency to do this. Compare to shoot oneself in the foot.

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From foot + shooting, after to shoot oneself in the foot.