To cut one’s own nose to show bad omen for anotherWhat I have given as title is a loos translation of a Malayalam proverb. The original in Malayalam when transliterate reads" Swantam mooku murichchum aaraante shakunam mudakkal".
It was a superstitious belief that if someone comes in front of us bleeding then that is a bad omen. So when we want to block the path of someone(whom we do not like or we hate) we cut our own nose to bleed and stand in his way. That will stop him from proceeding and he will be disappointed. The proverb is based on that.
Some people are like that. Just to take vengeance on someone they even put themselves to difficulties. They simply forget the pain they inflict on themselves, but feel happy that their adversary gets pain. There is another proverbin Malayalam which explains the latter situation" Aangala chaththaalum vendilla naththoonte kanneeru kaananam"- Don't mind even if brother dies, but has to see tears of sister-in-law.
Have you seen such things happening to you or around you? Having now learned such a proverb do you now feel to interpret anything in that lines? Or you may also create some better examples also.