cut one's own throat

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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.

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“Cut one's own throat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20one%27s%20own%20throat. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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