Spanish King Juan Carlos' grandson *shoots himself in foot
Felipe Juan Froilan, 13, was with his father, Jaime de Marichalar, when the accident happened on Monday afternoon at a family country house in the province of Soria in northern Spain.
He was wounded in his right foot after misfiring a small 36-calibre shotgun, the palace said, adding that he was taken to hospital in Soria city for treatment.
*to shoot yourself in the foot - OK Fraulein did it literally but this is an idiom in English which doesn't involve the use of a gun. You shoot yourself in the foot when you unintentionally say or do something which causes you trouble or harms your own interests.
- She shot herself in the foot when she was overheard criticizing her colleagues. She won't get a promotion now.
- The government seems to have shot itself in the foot over the issue. It will be very difficult to regain the trust of the public now.
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