backfires when Sam decides to move out so Sarah can have her own room.
Unfortunately, this method often backfires, as an overly tired baby may not experience a peaceful slumber and in fact will probably awaken earlier than usual, cranky and still tired.
And to be honest, dating someone just because he/she is hot almost always backfires at some point.
People who drink are often depressed and seek an outlet to numb those negative feelings, but it backfires.
While staying awake may seem like the best way to achieve what they want in the waking hours, it actually backfires because of the devastating effects caused by the physiological responses to prolonged alertness.
However, this is a plan that often backfires.
In fact, the research seems pretty clear that it backfires; cajoling your kid to eat something actually makes her like it less.
You're Undead to Me - Stefan's plan to incarcerate Damon backfires as Elena grows increasingly suspicious of Stefan's abilities.
Turtle Undefeated (15 February 2010) - Lux volunteered to host Jones' party at Baze's loft in order to gain acceptance, but it backfires when Baze and Cate find out.
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