cut one's own throat

Definition of cut one's own throat

  1. :  to do something that is bad for oneself :  to act in a way that will cause oneself harm They ended up cutting their own throats when they raised prices, because their customers went elsewhere.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: such as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

throatplay
  1. :  the part of the neck in front of the spinal column

    :  the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs

    :  voice

  1. :  to utter in the throat :  mutter

    :  to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice


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