One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Injure someone or oneself.‘I would have done myself a mischief if I'd carried on’
- ‘For God's sake, calm down before you do yourself a mischief!’
- ‘But is there a chance he'll do himself a mischief?’
- ‘She leapt out of her stretch position without doing herself a mischief that would be regretted later, and called the story in to the news desk.’
- ‘‘Steady on,’ said a male voice from within, ‘you'll do yourself a mischief.’’
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