snooker someone/oneself

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Definition of snooker someone/oneself

informal, British
: to do something that prevents someone/oneself from doing or achieving something The locals snookered the reporter into believing that old tale. He was ahead early in the match, but he snookered himself by performing badly.

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“Snooker someone/oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snooker%20someone%2Foneself. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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