sign one's own death warrant

Definition of sign one's own death warrant

  1. :  to do something that will cause one's own death If you share needles with other drug users, you're signing your own death warrant.

Word by Word Definitions

signplay
  1. :  a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known

    :  signal

    :  a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function

  1. :  cross

    :  to place a sign on or mark by signs

    :  to represent or indicate by a sign

  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

deathplay
  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 2a) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

warrantplay
  1. :  sanction, authorization

    :  evidence for or token of authorization

    :  guarantee, security

  1. :  to declare or maintain with certainty :  be sure that

    :  to assure (a person) of the truth of what is said

    :  to guarantee to a person good title to and undisturbed possession of (something, such as an estate)


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