only succeed in

idiom

Definition of only succeed in

: to do the opposite of what one is trying to do : to achieve an undesired result I tried to apologize but only succeeded in making her angrier.

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“Only succeed in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/only%20succeed%20in. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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