dig (oneself) in(to) a hole(redirected from dig themselves in a hole)
dig (oneself) in(to) a hole
To get oneself into a difficult, undesirable, or disadvantageous position. Boy, I really dug myself into a hole by procrastinating on this paper until the last minute.
dig yourself into a hole
If someone digs themselves into a hole, they get themselves into a difficult or embarrassing situation. By continuing to lie, he was digging himself into a hole.