burn one's fingers

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burn one's fingers (third-person singular simple present burns one's fingers, present participle burning one's fingers, simple past and past participle burned one's fingers or burnt one's fingers)

  1. (idiomatic) to harm oneself; to suffer consequences of one's actions.
    He burned his fingers in the stock market and has been timid about investing ever since.

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