Synonyms of 'boomerang'
If a plan or project backfires, it has the opposite result to the one that was intended.
The President's tactics could backfire.
Thesaurus for boomerang from the Collins English Thesaurus
A boomerang is a curved piece of wood which comes back to you if you throw it in the correct way . Boomerangs were first used by the people who were living in Australia when Europeans arrived there.