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Chengyu
引火烧身
Pinyin
yǐn huǒ shāo shēn
English
bring trouble to oneself
Explanation
Meaning
原比喻自讨苦吃或自取灭亡。现多比喻主动暴露自己的缺点错误,以争取大家的批评帮助。
Example
谁胆敢发动战争,必定会引火烧身。
Synonyms
自作自受、玩火自焚
Grammar
兼语式;作谓语、定语、宾语;含贬义
 
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