dig (oneself) in(to) a hole

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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.
See also: dig, hole
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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.
See also: dig, hole
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dig yourself into a hole (or dig a hole for yourself)

get yourself into an awkward or restrictive situation.
See also: dig, hole
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dig yourself (into) a ˈhole

get yourself into a bad situation that it will be very difficult to get out of: When I started lying to him, I realized that I was digging myself into a hole which would be very difficult to get out of.
See also: dig, hole
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