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sign (one's) own death warrant

To knowingly do something that will bring one trouble. If you stay out past curfew again, you know you're signing your own death warrant, right?
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put out a warrant (on someone)

 and send out a warrant (on someone)
to issue a warrant for the arrest of someone. The police put out a warrant on Max. We sent out a warrant on Lefty "Fingers" Moran at the same time.
See also: out, put, warrant

sign one's own death warrant

Fig. to do something (knowingly) that will most likely result in severe trouble. (As if one were ordering one's own execution.) I wouldn't ever gamble a large sum of money. That would be signing my own death warrant. The killer signed his own death warrant when he walked into the police station and gave himself up.
See also: death, own, sign, warrant

sign one's own death warrant

Bring about one's own downfall, do oneself irreparable harm, as in In taking his secretary to a risqué nightclub, the parish priest was signing his own death warrant . This expression may refer to acts that ensure someone's later murder, as when, in 1921, the Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins signed the peace treaty he had negotiated with England and said, "I tell you, I have signed my death warrant." Thirteen months later Collins was assassinated by political opponents. The expression is also used hyperbolically, however, for severe repercussions or punishments. [First half of 1900s] Also see shoot oneself in the foot.
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sign someone's death warrant

COMMON If someone signs another person or organization's death warrant, they cause their ruin or death. The summit in Moscow this week virtually signed the organization's death warrant. It was not too extreme to say that to identify her might be tantamount to signing her death warrant. Note: You can say that a person or organization signs their own death warrant if they behave in a way which causes their own ruin or death. The president persuaded Congress to sign its own death warrant by agreeing to a referendum. The day that he accused the King of murder was the day he signed his own death warrant, and he knew it. Note: A death warrant is used in many other structures with a similar meaning. The plan is seen by all sides as a death warrant for the state. His signal had been innocuous enough, but it would become his death warrant as soon as Pemberton was interrogated. Note: A death warrant is an official document which orders that someone is to be executed as a punishment for a crime.
See also: death, sign, warrant

sign your own death warrant

do something that ensures your own demise or downfall.
See also: death, own, sign, warrant

sign your own ˈdeath warrant

do something that results in your own death, defeat or failure: By refusing to play pop music this new radio station is signing its own death warrant.
See also: death, own, sign, warrant
References in classic literature ?
Then of his warrant, and of the fourscore angels he was to gain for serving it upon Robin Hood.
NASDAQ-NMS: TATTF; Class A Warrants: TATWF) today announced that it had extended the term of its Class A Warrants and Class B Warrants by seven months to October 31, 1994.
The completion of the warrant call is conditioned upon these redemption provisions continuing in effect until the call date.
00 per share pursuant to several extensions of the period during which the warrant exercise price was so reduced.
The common shares, the flow through shares and the warrants comprised in the Units A and B as well as the underlying common shares to the warrants will be subject to a resale restriction for a period of 4 months and 1 day following the closing date.
Each warrant holder of record on March 11, 1993 will receive certificates representing the additional warrants to which the holder is entitled.
In accordance with securities legislation currently in effect, the Shares, the Warrants, the Warrant Shares and the Finders' Shares are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of closing of the private placement.
These changes consist of (i) a reduction of the exercise price of the Class B Warrants to $10.
Also, as previously reported, the warrants to purchase common stock originally issued to Omicron Master Trust and Amulet Limited, currently covering 1,073,345 shares of common stock at a current exercise price of $5.
MONTREAL -- Palmarejo Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PJO) is announcing its decision to call the warrants issued upon the closing on March 21, 2005 of the business combination transaction involving the Corporation (the "Warrants").
12, 1992, it will decrease the exercise price of its Class A, Class B and Class C warrants and increase the number of the warrants as a result of anti-dilutive adjustments.
08 per July 2004 Warrant for aggregate cash consideration of $71,040 and cash consideration of $0.
Pending the filing and effectiveness of a registration statement with the SEC, which will be filed as soon as practicable, Skolniks intends to offer holders of prior public warrants of record on or about the effective date, the right for a limited period of time, to exchange such prior public warrants for a package of new warrants, with the view towards encouraging the exercise of a portion of any such warrant package.
Rule 41(b)(4) Authority to Issue the Warrant: A magistrate judge in the district where the device will be installed may issue a warrant to install a tracking device.
If the warrant is compensatory and does not have a readily ascertainable fair market value, it is not taxable on grant or issue.