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dig oneself into a hole

Slang definitions & phrases for dig oneself into a hole

dig oneself into a hole

verb phrase

To weaken or undermine one's own position, esp by a dogged defense; SHOOT oneself IN THE FOOT: Every time the fool opens his mouth he digs himself deeper into a hole (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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