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Difference between Give oneself a shot in the arm and Shoot oneself in the foot

give oneself a shot in the arminject oneself with a drug:

  • The next day I got enough courage to do it myself and I gave myself a shot in the arm. The needle did not hurt going in…

shoot onself in the footact against one’s own interest:

  • You’re shooting yourself in the foot if you use the “can’t afford the time” excuse. In reality, you can’t afford not to.