seed/seeds of one's own destruction

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Definition of seed/seeds of one's own destruction

: something that eventually causes one to fail, be destroyed, be ruined, etc. His phenomenal success carried within it the seeds of its own destruction.

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“Seed/seeds of one's own destruction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seed%2Fseeds%20of%20one%27s%20own%20destruction. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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