Australian Boomerang

Noun: a curved flat piece of wood that you throw and that can fly in a circle and come back to you. Boomerangs were first used by Australian Aborigines as weapons when they were hunting: (figurative) The plan had a boomerang effect (= caused unexpected harm to the person responsible for it).

Verb [v] if a plan boomerangs on sb, it hurts them instead of the person it was intended to hurt.



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