cut your own throat

cut your own throat phrase
to behave in a way that causes serious harm or trouble for yourself

If I sold them at that price I’d be cutting my own throat.

Thesaurus: to cause problems for yourselfsynonym
Main entry: cut

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cut your own throat — see throat
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Main Entry:cut
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cut your own throat
: to do something that is bad for you : to act in a way that will cause you harm

They ended up cutting their own throats when they raised prices because their customers went elsewhere.

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Main Entry:throat

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cut your own ˈthroat idiom
to do sth that is likely to harm you, especially when you are angry and trying to harm sb else
Main entry:throatidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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