doom (someone or something) to (something)

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doom (someone or something) to (something)

To condemn someone to something, such as a particular fate. The rest of the department gave me all of their paperwork at the same time and doomed me to a day of filing.
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doom someone or something to something

to destine someone or something to something unpleasant. The judgment doomed her to a life in prison. Your insistence on including that rigid clause doomed the contract to failure.
See also: doom, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They tried to distract us from the things we could do to fight off a high inflation rate and clamored for wrong-headed policies that might have doomed us to chronically high inflation.
state has doomed us to be scavengers for generations by law," said Gharu Bhatti from Jammu.
Not that John gets the whole skull - it's suitably adorned with Andrei Voronin's ponytail, which will hopefully disappear next season along with its owner; and the mouth of Javier Mascherano, which got him sent off at Old Trafford and doomed us to another miserable day out at Hogwarts.
In light of his comments, I wonder whether our own resiliency has now doomed us to the expectation that we will succeed with less.
What matters about Chancellor Brown's fourth Budget are the knock-on effects - specifically whether it has doomed us to interest rate increases we might otherwise have escaped.
We console ourselves with the idea that it was lost with those who doomed us to repeat it.