pot is calling the kettle black
the pot is calling the kettle black
Someone is accusing or criticizing someone else for some flaw, fault, or misdeed that they themselves are guilty of as well. You're judging me for wearing revealing clothing to a party? Wow, the pot's calling the kettle black! The senator accused the newspaper of misrepresenting the facts, many were quick to point out that the pot was calling the kettle black.
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pot is calling the kettle blackand that's the pot calling the kettle black
Prov. You should not criticize someone for a fault that you have too. (Not polite to say about the person you are addressing.) Bill told Barbara she was sloppy, but Bill never cleans up after himself, either. That's the pot calling the kettle black. My sister says I dress funny, but if you've seen some of the clothes she wears, you know it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.