Hurt oneself by persisting in useless resistance or protest.
With biblical allusion to Acts 9:5
- And it's equally strange how much time you can spend kicking against the pricks, waiting and hoping for things to change - only to find that what you thought you wanted changed was really your safety net.
- They are still kicking against the pricks for all they are worth but fortunately they have remembered to write some tunes this time around.
- His conscience was reached: he faced up to the fact that he had been kicking against the pricks.
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