cut (one's) own throat(redirected from cut own throat)
cut (one's) own throat
To cause problems for oneself with one's own actions (which are often motivated by anger). I know you're mad at your dad, but don't cut your own throat here—running away is only going to make your life harder.
cut your own throatbring about your own downfall by your actions.
cut your own ˈthroatdo something that is likely to harm you, especially when you are angry and trying to harm somebody else: You cut your own throat when you told him to leave. How are you going to manage alone?
cut one’s own throat
tv. to do something that harms oneself. He’s just cutting his own throat, and he knows it.