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own goal

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  1. own goalnoun

    (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending

    "the own goal cost them the game"


  1. own goalnoun

    A goal that results from a player putting the ball into his own goal; the resulting goal being scored for the opposition.

  2. own goalnoun

    A blunder that damages one's own prospects.


  1. Own goal

    An own goal occurs in goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. It is usually accidental, and may be a result of an attempt at defensive play that failed or was spoiled by opponents. It is considered one of the most embarrassing and humorous blunders in sports. The term has become a metaphor for any action that backfires upon a person.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of own goal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of own goal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of own goal in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Ferdinand:

    I would consider today's outcome an own goal (by the industry committee) that has missed the opportunity to significantly influence the further process.

  2. Anne:

    It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.

  3. Mike Joy:

    It's an own goal…they are shooting themselves in the foot. The biggest value add this country can have is its clean, green image and they are just ruining that image.

  4. Kevin Yam:

    It is great for Singapore, and such an own goal for Hong Kong.

  5. Frank Richter:

    Fighting a pandemic is like a team trying to win a soccer match, you can’t win if some players are trying to score an own goal.

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