cut (one's) own throat

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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.
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cut your own throat

bring about your own downfall by your actions.
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cut your own ˈthroat

do 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?
See also: cut, own, throat
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cut one’s own throat

tv. to do something that harms oneself. He’s just cutting his own throat, and he knows it.
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I am not going to cut my own throat by selling my better players."
"I can't cut my own throat - if I've got a player who's doing really well, then he has to play."
I could have cut my own throat as, if the colt hadn't won, his sister could have missed her reserve and ended up with me.