One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Bring about one's own downfall by one's actions.
- ‘Pragmatism in politics is nothing more than a means of cutting your own throat in the slowest and most excruciating manner.’
- ‘People who try to throw a fastball by him, especially with runners in scoring position, are cutting their own throat.’
- ‘When Dad asked how practice had gone, the kid said, ‘Fine,’ effectively cutting his own throat.’
- ‘He was told he'd be cutting his own throat when he brought Jasper Johns to the Fringe in 1964.’
- ‘There are lots of pithy quotes, from Dennis Hopper's ‘I had final cut and cut my own throat ‘, relating to his drug-fuelled The Last Movie, to John Milius's ‘Hollywood was a walled city.’’
- ‘You're cutting your own throat in the American League, if you do, because the league is going to gouge each other's eyes out with a heavy accent on big innings.’
- ‘But you have to wonder if they're cutting their own throat, losing out on the premium SMS's, and the data transfer costs.’
- ‘But if you must cut your marketing, don't cut your own throat.’
- ‘Remembering back, I would say that he cut his own throat on Pleasantville in very much the same way.’
- ‘Harvey's a guardsman, I was registered as a Democrat but totally nonpolitical, had made sure that it stayed out of my consulting practice because the first thing you do when you get that into a consulting practice is you cut your own throat.’
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