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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.
See also: cut, throat
References in classic literature ?
Upon my conscience, though I have no wife, if you had treated her so, I would have cut your throat.
Then no more of Felton; she would have cut your throat, and after that everybody else's.
Now,' says he, `I'll barber you up, but if you say one word to me about the Grits getting in while I'm doing it I'll cut your throat with this razor,' says he.
Their politeness is excessive; they never drink their spirits without expecting you to taste it; but whilst making their exceedingly graceful bow, they seem quite as ready, if occasion offered, to cut your throat.
The following July Bowes threatened Ms Montgomery, telling her through her flat door: "I will cut your throat if you don't drop the charges.
Apparently the idea of sharing a bed with someone who might cut your throat or beat you up if you happen to mention you weren't a Naked Gun fan is something of a turn on.
It is cut your throat time in terms of what this means.
Smith's husband Bill, according to the Florida Times-Union, said of the Williams campaign that "they will cut your throat in the name of the Lord, and that means anything goes.
Let's speak the truth, they are ready to cut your throat ?
Let's speak the truth, they are ready to cut your throat - especially if you are a foreign coach that has dared to invade an area reserved for the English.
Inside he pulled a five-inch knife, held the blade at her neck, and warned: "I'll cut your throat if you lock me out again.
Alex Ferguson brutally summed up Manchester United's European disaster night when he said: If you give the ball away at this level they will cut your throat.
If you give him half a chance he will cut your throat.
The 19-year-olds, talked down by a negotiator, had crept up behind her, Corey saying: "I'm going to cut your throat.
Boyce added: "[He was] Shouting, 'Boyce, Devlin, I'll cut your throats on [the] way out'.