That death’s unnatural that kills for loving.Shakespeare – Othello – Act V Scene ii
I’m in search of an idiom for “to destroy the thing you’re trying to protect.”
It’s not cutting off your nose to spite your face, it’s not killing the goose that lays the golden egg, and it’s not The Tourism Paradox. If you know a good phrase for this please let me know.
For now – imperfectly – please avoid “killing Desdemona“.