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dig one's own grave

This page is about the idiom dig one's own grave


If you dig your own grave, you do something unwise that will result in your own failure or downfall in the future.

For example

  • Anyone who eats too much and doesn't exercise is digging their own grave.

  • Jim lost his job, but he dug his own grave by being late all the time.

Quick Quiz

I wonder if Mike realises he's digging his own grave by

a. paying all his taxes

b. cheating on his taxes

c. complaining about his taxes
a) paying all his taxes b) cheating on his taxes c) complaining about his taxes

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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