hoist with your own petard

Hoist with your own petard
If you are hoist with your own petard, you get into trouble or caught in a trap that you had set for someone else.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hoist with your own petard — hoist with (your) own petard to be harmed by something that was intended by you to harm someone else. The most enjoyable moment in any action film occurs when the villain is hoist with his own petard. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hoist with your own petard —    If you are hoist with your own petard, you get into trouble or caught in a trap that you had set for someone else.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Hoist with your own petard —   If you are hoist with your own petard, you get into trouble or caught in a trap that you had set for someone else …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • hoist with your own petard — hoist with/by/your own petard phrase suffering as a result of your attempt to harm someone else Thesaurus: in a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: hoist …   Useful english dictionary

  • be hoist with your own petard — be hoist by/with (your) own petard formal if you are hoist by your own petard, something that you did in order to bring you advantages or to harm someone else is now causing serious problems for you. The government, who have made such a point of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (be) hoist with your own petard — be hoist/hoisted by/with your own peˈtard idiom to be hurt or to have problems as a result of your own plans to hurt or trick others Main entry: ↑hoistidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoist by your own petard — hoist with/by/your own petard phrase suffering as a result of your attempt to harm someone else Thesaurus: in a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: hoist …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoist by your own petard — Meaning Caught in your own trap. Origin A petard is an explosive device used to break down doors or walls. Hence hoist on ones... Used by Shakespeare in Hamlet For tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar . From the French… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • hoist by/on/with your own petard — see ↑petard • • • Main Entry: ↑hoist hoist by/on/with your own petard : hurt by something that you have done or planned yourself : harmed by your own trick or scheme a politican who has been hoist by his own petard • • • Main Entry: ↑petard …   Useful english dictionary

  • be hoist by your own petard — be hoist by/with (your) own petard formal if you are hoist by your own petard, something that you did in order to bring you advantages or to harm someone else is now causing serious problems for you. The government, who have made such a point of… …   New idioms dictionary

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