dig a pit for (someone or something)(redirected from dig a pit for one)
dig a pit for (someone or something)
To attempt to ensnare or trap someone or something. The FBI has been digging a pit for that very dangerous criminal.
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dig a pit fortry to trap.
This is a common biblical metaphor: for example, in Jeremiah 18:20 we find ‘they have digged a pit for my soul’.
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