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English definition of “the pot calling the kettle black”

the pot calling the kettle black

something you say that means people should not criticize someone else for a fault that they have themselves: Elliott accused me of being selfish. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation
(Definition of the pot calling the kettle black from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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