Prepositions after "backfire"

backfire on, in, as, at or with?

In 58% of cases "backfire on" is used

That tactic will backfire on you.

I just wonder what backfired on what.

Both Kashmir and Hyderabad backfired on Jinnah.

However, this technique frequently backfires on them.

Good intentions, though, spectacularly backfire on Frasier.

It can either come in handy or it may backfire on you as well.

Empty petrol tanks may well backfire on an incompetent Government.

I saw how it backfired on Jill when she tried to tell other cast members not to film with people.

Is it only wrong to do that if you are a Tory? Grayling's attempt to hide this video have backfired on him with a vengeance.

But as kizbot suggests, this could backfire on the EU if it is seen as the poor who are made suffer for the mistakes of their rulers.

In 7% of cases "backfire in" is used

This could work, if everyone is open and honest and also not TOO self-sacrificing as that can backfire in the end.

The clumsy broadside backfired in dramatic fashion, opening Romney to strident criticism from across the spectrum, including from embarrassed Republican members of Congress.

In 5% of cases "backfire as" is used

But this will backfire as the worker doesn't have a private investment in the programme.

Father decides to hire spiritual exorcist to control son, but the plan backfires as the exorcist decides to destroy the entire family.

In 5% of cases "backfire at" is used

Indeed, Washington has been reluctant lately to embark on any interventionist projects that might backfire at inopportune times.

In 2% of cases "backfire against" is used

When candidates use this, they are transparent and accept the risk that it could backfire against them.

In 2% of cases "backfire by" is used

It has backfired by reinforcing Romney's reputation for saying anything to score political points.

In 2% of cases "backfire due" is used

What do you guys think? Cool, but perhaps the animation could have been more dramatic? 4 Comments For This Post Aaaand it's already backfiring due the fact that it was not a real prank.

In 2% of cases "backfire during" is used

Casting a clown as a demonic villain backfired during production: It was felt that Werich looked too much like Father Christmas to be menacing and he was released after a week's shooting.

In 2% of cases "backfire for" is used

Be mindful of that and find ways to insure that giving this to yourself doesn't net emotional backfire for your adult child.

In 2% of cases "backfire of" is used

But considering the extent to which promise-making has backfired of late, I wonder if it will continue to remain viable in Ghanaian politics.