cut\ one's\ throat

v. phr. informal
To spoil one's chances; ruin a person.

He cut his own throat by his carelessness.

The younger men in the company were cutting each other's throats in their eagerness to win success.

John cut Freddie's throat with Mary by telling her lies.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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