dig one's own grave

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Definition of dig one's own grave

: to behave in a way that will cause one to lose or fail The coach dug his own grave when he publicly insulted the team's owner.

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“Dig one's own grave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dig%20one%27s%20own%20grave. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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