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cut (someone's) throat

To bring about or be the cause of someone's ruin, downfall, or failure. That discount supermarket is cutting our throats, there's no way we can compete with their prices! Jim set out to cut his brother's throat after finding out that he'd been swindled.
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cut one's (own) throat

Fig. [for someone] to bring about one's (own) failure. If I were to run for office, I'd just be cutting my throat. Judges who take bribes are cutting their own throats.
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References in classic literature ?
This done, he drew from its sheath a huge broad scimitar, and seizing me by the hair he made as though he meant to cut my throat and shear my head clean off.
I don't know what minute my crew will cut my throat, and take over the ship," he added.
And then,' he used to relate, 'he puts his hat on his head, looks black at me as if he wanted to cut my throat, whistles the dog, and off he goes, leaving me to do the work.
Starbuck, there's no way to stop my singing in this world but to cut my throat.
If I didn't, I'd cut my throat or burn up the premises.
I was so harassed, so exhausted, that I would have cut my throat to put an end to it.
I thought he would cut my throat at first, and went about armed ready to meet him.
He made the slaughter sign on his neck which means that they will cut my throat.
One of the calls threatened to cut my throat and in another I was told I would have to sleep with one eye open.
Mr Balmer said: "He cut my throat open and only gets two years.
He cut my throat, he cut my throat," the woman screamed.
He went on: "They said they were going to cut my throat if I didn't plead guilty.
He just turned around and cut my throat,'' the youth said.
They dragged me outside the flat and no one in the flat could help because they threatened to kill them if they interfered," the victim said in official records, "They took me outside the flat and surrounded me and then two of them tied me up from behind and one of them cut my throat and then they escaped.