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Own Goal

Own Goal

n. — in sport: a goal you score on yourself, usually unintentionally
— figuratively, an act that harms your own interests

fm. English compounds, own + goal

first published. 1922

inspiration:

Yet another own goal—first Cameron now May…I thought surrealism was a Belgian invention.

That’s a statement from E.U. Brexit negotiator and slow burn master Guy Verhofstadt, June 8, 2017, regarding the results of the recent U.K. election—though I’d like to think the word applies just as well to the news of the day.

This entry was published on 28 June 2017 at 9:00 am and is filed under O. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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