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English definition of “dig yourself into a hole”

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dig yourself into a hole

informal
( also dig a hole for yourself) to get yourself into a difficult situation: The party has really dug itself into a hole with its economic policies.
Translations of “dig yourself into a hole”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使自己陷入困境,把自己推入困境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使自己陷入困境,把自己推入困境…
(Definition of dig yourself into a hole from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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