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Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself

This page is about the saying "Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself"

Possible meaning:
A bad person will sooner or later be the cause of his own downfall.

Note:
rope (noun) = a long piece of strong cord | hang (verb) = kill a person by putting a rope around their neck and letting them drop

Quick Quiz

If "Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself" is true, what will happen to a bad person who is not challenged? In the end, he will get himself

a. out of jail

b. out of trouble

c. into trouble

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Contributor: Josef Essberger