cut off your nose to spite your face

Cut off your nose to spite your face, or cutting off your nose to spite the face, is an expression often used to describe a needlessly self-destructive reaction (typically an overreaction) to a problem or situation. Cut off your nose to spite your face is usually a warning against pursuing revenge in a way that will damage yourself more than the person you are angry at. If you cut off your nose because you dont like your face, you are making it less attractive than it was before.