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.
See also: cut, own, throat
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cut your own throat

bring about your own downfall by your actions.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

cut one’s own throat

tv. to do something that harms oneself. He’s just cutting his own throat, and he knows it.
See also: cut, own, throat
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