What is the definition of a person who creates problems for himself? I already tried slumpy trumpy trouble maker.

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    Can you provide more context or an example? – Alan Carmack Sep 12 '16 at 12:56

I would certainly not use "slumpy trumpy trouble maker" unless you're talking to a toddler.

You might say the person shot themselves in the foot:

inadvertently make a situation worse for oneself.

See also: What does it mean 'to shoot oneself in the foot'?


Other expressions that might apply are:

"to make a rod for your own back", and

"to be hoist by your own petard" (a primitive bomb)

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