Bite your face to spite your nose

from The 1975 – Girls Lyrics on Rap Genius


An inversion of the “Cut your nose to spite your face” idiom. While the original idiom warned of doing damage to a particular thing which would then cause damage to the whole, the line here seems to be about doing damage to the whole despite the problem being singular.

Coupled with the second line, it could also be an intentional misstatement to couple with the girl’s youth/naiveté.

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