cut one's own throat

Definition of cut one's own throat

: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

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

  2. : to hurt the feelings of

  3. : to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. : a product of cutting: such as

  2. : an opening made with an edged instrument

  3. : a wound made by something sharp : gash

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

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

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

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

throat play
  1. : the part of the neck in front of the spinal column

  2. : the passage through the neck to the stomach and lungs

  3. : voice

  1. : to utter in the throat : mutter

  2. : to sing or enunciate in a throaty voice


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