bring (something) down on (oneself)

(redirected from brought down on themselves)

bring (something) down on (oneself)

1. Literally, to cause something to fall on oneself. While he attempted to water the Christmas tree, he shook its branches and brought various ornaments down on himself.
2. To cause negative consequences for oneself. You brought this down on yourself—I had no role in your failure.
See also: bring, down, on