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An action of cowardice. Based on war times, one would shoot themselves in the foot in order to get out of fighting and be sent back home. Commonly regarded as dishonourable.
I asked my brother "Are you going to shoot yourself in the foot?". He did. He is now regarded as an outcast by all of his colleagues
by lenny99999 September 25, 2011