hoist by one's own petardRate this phrase:(0.00 / 0 votes)Say it
To be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".

He has no one to blame but himself; he was hoisted by his own petard.

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