hoist with one's own petard
or hoist by one's own petard phrasal victimized or hurt by one's own scheme

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hoist with one's own petard — {adj. phr.} Caught in your own trap or trick. * /Jack carried office gossip to the boss until he was hoisted by his own petard./ (From Shakespeare; literally, blown up with one s own bomb.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoist with one's own petard — {adj. phr.} Caught in your own trap or trick. * /Jack carried office gossip to the boss until he was hoisted by his own petard./ (From Shakespeare; literally, blown up with one s own bomb.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoist with one's own petard — phrasal or hoist by one s own petard : blown up by one s own bomb; usually : victimized or hurt by one s own scheme * * * hoist with one s own petard Caught in one s own trap • • • Main Entry: ↑hoist hoist with one s own petard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoist\ with\ one's\ own\ petard — adj. phr. Caught in your own trap or trick. Jack carried office gossip to the boss until he was hoisted by his own petard. (From Shakespeare; literally, blown up with one s own bomb.) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be hoist with one's own petard — ► be hoist with (or by) one s own petard have one s schemes against others backfiring on one. [ORIGIN: from Shakespeare s Hamlet (III. iv. 207); hoist is in the sense «lifted and removed».] Main Entry: ↑petard …   English terms dictionary

  • hoist by one's own petard — phrasal see hoist with one s own petard * * * see petard …   Useful english dictionary

  • hoist by one's own petard — phrasal see hoist with one s own petard …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hoist by or with one's own petard — idi hoist by or with one s own petard, caught by the very device one had contrived to hurt another …   From formal English to slang

  • be hoist by one's own petard — ► be hoist with (or by) one s own petard have one s schemes against others backfiring on one. [ORIGIN: from Shakespeare s Hamlet (III. iv. 207); hoist is in the sense «lifted and removed».] Main Entry: ↑petard …   English terms dictionary

  • hoist with (or by) one's own petard — having one s schemes against others backfiring on one. → petard …   English new terms dictionary

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