dig one's own grave

To behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.

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  • dig one's own grave — ► dig one s own grave do something foolish which causes one s downfall. Main Entry: ↑grave …   English terms dictionary

  • dig one's own grave — To do something that brings misfortune on oneself • • • Main Entry: ↑grave * * * do something foolish that causes one to fail or be ruined …   Useful english dictionary

  • dig one's own grave —    A person who digs their own grave does something which causes their own downfall.     If you drop out of college now, with such high unemployment, you ll be digging your own grave …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • dig one's own grave — do something foolish which causes one s downfall. → grave …   English new terms dictionary

  • dig's one's own grave — see grave I …   Useful english dictionary

  • grave — Ⅰ. grave [1] ► NOUN 1) a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or corpse. 2) (the grave) death. ● dig one s own grave Cf. ↑dig one s own grave ● t …   English terms dictionary

  • grave — I. /greɪv / (say grayv) noun 1. an excavation made in the earth to receive a dead body in burial. 2. any place of interment; a tomb or sepulchre. 3. any place that becomes the receptacle of what is dead, lost or past: the grave of dead… …   Australian English dictionary

  • grave — grave1 noun a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or corpse. ↘(the grave) death. Phrases dig one s own grave do something foolish which causes one s downfall. turn (N. Amer. also roll over or turn over) in one s grave (of a dead person) be …   English new terms dictionary

  • Grave Danger — Infobox Television episode| Title= Grave Danger Series= Season = 5 Episode = 24/25 Guests= John Saxon (Walter Gordon) Frank Gorshin (himself) Tony Curtis (himself) Lois Chiles (Jillian Stokes) Andrew Prine (Judge Bill Cisco Stokes) Airdate = May… …   Wikipedia

  • dig — dig1 S3 [dıg] v past tense and past participle dug [dʌg] present participle digging [Date: 1100 1200; Origin: Perhaps from Old English dic ditch ] 1.) [I and T] to move earth, snow etc, or to make a hole in the ground, using a ↑spade or your… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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