CUNY - College of Staten Island - English Language Institute
CUNY - College of Staten Island: The English Language Institute (ELI) of the Center for Global Engagement has offered innovative academic programs for students learning English as a Second Language since the late 1970’s. Our course of study is designed to challenge and engage students. Students are immersed in the language, culture, and ethnicity of New York City. Classes range from beginner to the advanced level.
When you “bite off your nose to spite your face,” you overreact to a situation and make it worse for yourself. It’s usually an action done for revenge.
Example: Linda got mad at Jackie and ignored her for years. Linda really bit off her nose to spite her face.