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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Cut throat injury: a retrospective study of 26 cases.
The pattern of cut throat injuries in the university of port-harcourt teaching hospital, portharcourt.
(18.) Manilal A, Khorshed ABM, Talukder DC, Sarder RMA, Fakir AT, Hossain M: Cut throat injury: review of 67 cases.
(19.) Okoye BC, Oteri AJ: Cut throat injuries in Port Harcourt Sahel Med J 2001, 4.
Our present case study was a self-inflicted cut throat injury by a middle aged male patient.
There are few studies carried out on cut throat injury in our country, as a result actual incidence, mortality and morbidity are not known .Present study attempts to overcome this lacuna so that concerned authority and policy makers to initiate measure in order to minimize the mortality related to cut throat injury.
To evaluate the different demographic factors and the common causes behind the cut throat injury in our country.
Total 60 cases of cut throat wound were included in the study irrespective of age and sex who were admitted in our ward and the referred patients of general surgery ward.
In all the patients with cut throat injury admitted in ENT ward and those patients referred to us from surgical department, first we evaluated the injuries of the neck according to depth and sites.
RESULTS AND ANALYSIS: Total 60 cut throat patients were included in the study, of which 4I were male and 19 were female ( M:F=2.1:1) .
Regarding presentation, the no of patients attended at emergency with open wound and bleeding were 24 (40%), cut throat injury with respiratory distress were 14 cases (23.4%) and referred patients with inadequate wound management at primary centre were 8 cases (13.3%).
We tried to find out clinical outcome (table-13) of all patients of cut throat injury attended to our hospital.