One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a difficulty) caused by oneself.‘he faces a dilemma substantially of his own making’
- ‘If you make a mistake, you apologise. You do not denigrate someone else to get yourself out of a hole of your own making.’
- ‘‘Do not,’ I said, ‘say there is no problem when I'm in the middle of a problem of your making.’’
- ‘We appear caught in a new type of security dilemma of our own making.’
- ‘Mention of the Stamford Bridge club brings into focus a difficulty for Fletcher that is not of his own making.’
- ‘The respondent submits that the applicant's difficulties are of his own making.’
- ‘It was those ‘who decided not to accept that offer’ who are now faced with difficulties of their own making, he said.’
- ‘However, we have tried to turn a difficult situation not of our making into an opportunity.’
- ‘I say to the Labor Party, this is a problem of your own making.’
- ‘Walk away from a mess that is none of your making.’
- ‘Now I know that there is no way to get over the trauma of my own making but by myself.’
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