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Meaning of “the pot calling the kettle black” in the English Dictionary

"the pot calling the kettle black" in British English

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the pot calling the kettle black

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

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the pot calling the kettle black

a ​situation in which one ​personcriticizes another for a ​fault the first ​person also has: Sean called me a ​liar – that's the pot ​calling the ​kettleblack!
(Definition of the pot calling the kettle black from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the pot calling the kettle black”
in Chinese (Simplified) 五十步笑百步, 锅嫌壶黑…
in Chinese (Traditional) 五十步笑百步, 鍋嫌壺黑…
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