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Friday
Jun072013

POKE ONE OF MY EYES OUT

"Cutting off the nose to spite the face" we say when we want to describe a needlessly self-destructive reaction, somebody who is acting out of pique, or who is pursuing revenge in a way that would damage him/her more than the object of his/her resentment. In Italy there are many ways to describe this particular action because it is, unfortunately, a common and dangerous problem, but one expression among all describes it perfectly: cecami un occhio, literally poke one (more)

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