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backfire

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when something doesn’t work the way you thought it would and instead in an opposite way than you wanted

I gave my girlfriend a ring, but it backfired. She got mad because she said it was too early in our relationship.

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FEATURED WORD
20 -- 20/20 hindsight
having a better understanding of the way something should have been done after it has already occurred
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