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English definition of “sign your own death warrant”

sign your own death warrant

informal
to do something that is harmful to your own position: She signed her own death warrant by refusing to do what the boss demanded.Making mistakes
(Definition of sign your own death warrant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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