dig one's own grave

Definition of dig one's own grave

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to break up, turn, or loosen (as earth) with an implement

    :  to prepare the soil of

    :  to bring to the surface by digging :  unearth

  1. :  thrust, poke

    :  a cutting remark

    :  accommodations (see accommodation 1a) for living or working

  1. : digest

  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

graveplay
  1. :  dig, excavate

    :  to carve or shape with a chisel :  sculpture

    :  to carve or cut (as letters or figures) into a hard surface :  engrave

  1. :  an excavation (see excavation 2) for burial of a body

    :  a burial place

    :  death

  1. :  to clean and pay with pitch

  1. :  authoritative, weighty

    :  meriting serious consideration :  important

    :  likely to produce great harm or danger

  1. :  a grave accent ` used to show that a vowel is pronounced with a fall of pitch (as in ancient Greek), that a vowel has a certain quality (as è in French), that a final e is stressed and close and that a final o is stressed and low (as in Italian), that a syllable has a degree of stress between maximum and minimum (as in phonetic transcription), or that the e of the English ending -ed is to be pronounced (as in “this cursèd day”)


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