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English definition of “be a victim of your own success”

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be a victim of your own success

to have problems because of your success: The school has become a victim of its own success, as parents with children who have special needs now actively seek it out.
Translations of “be a victim of your own success”
in Chinese (Traditional) 因成功而反受其害…
in Chinese (Simplified) 因成功而反受其害…
(Definition of be a victim of your own success from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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