seed/seeds of one's own destruction

Definition of seed/seeds of one's own destruction

  1. :  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

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

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

    :  a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit)

  1. :  to bear or shed seed

    :  to sow seed :  plant

    :  to plant seeds in :  sow

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

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

    :  a propagative plant structure (as a spore or small dry fruit)

  1. :  to bear or shed seed

    :  to sow seed :  plant

    :  to plant seeds in :  sow

  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

destructionplay
  1. :  the state or fact of being destroyed :  ruin

    :  the action or process of destroying something

    :  a destroying agency


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