dig own grave


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Related to dig own grave: dig my own grave, digging your own grave

dig one's own grave

Fig. to be responsible for one's own downfall or ruin. If you try to cheat the bank, you will be digging your own grave. Those politicians have dug their own grave with their new tax bill. They won't be reelected.
See also: dig, grave

dig your own grave

to do something stupid that will hurt you later Martinez dug his own grave when he admitted signing a false name on bank documents.
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dig your own grave

to do something stupid that will cause problems for you in the future He's dug his own grave really. If he'd been a bit more cooperative in the first place they might still employ him.
See dig into pocket, dig into a hole
See also: dig, grave