seed/seeds of one's own destruction

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.

Word by Word Definitions

seed play
  1. : the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing

  2. : the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant

  3. : a propagative animal structure:

  1. : to bear or shed seed

  2. : to sow seed : plant

  3. : to plant seeds in : sow

seed play seeds
  1. : the grains or ripened ovules of plants used for sowing

  2. : the fertilized ripened ovule of a flowering plant containing an embryo and capable normally of germination to produce a new plant

  3. : a propagative animal structure:

  1. : to bear or shed seed

  2. : to sow seed : plant

  3. : to plant seeds in : sow

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

destruction play
  1. : the state or fact of being destroyed : ruin

  2. : the action or process of destroying something

  3. : a destroying agency


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