chink in one's armor
/tʃˈɪŋk ɪn wˈʌnz ˈɑːɹmɚ/
‌a weakness in someone's character or argument that can be used against them
on the run
/ɑːnðə ɹˈʌn/
in a state of disadvantage, difficulty, or vulnerability
Achilles' heel
/ɐkˈɪliːz hˈiːl/
a point of weakness or vulnerability
to dig one's own grave
/dˈɪɡ wˈʌnz ˈoʊn ɡɹˈeɪv/
to do something that will lead to one's own failure
to cut one's own throat
/kˈʌt wˈʌnz ˈoʊn θɹˈoʊt/
to do something that causes one serious trouble or harm
to be one's (own) worst enemy
/biː wˈʌnz ˈoʊn wˈɜːst ˈɛnəmi/
to be responsible for most of one's problems or many of the bad things that happen to one
to foul one's (own) nest
/fˈaʊl wˈʌnz ˈoʊn nˈɛst/
to behave in a way that damages or undermines one's own reputation or success
kill the goose that lays the golden egg
/kˈɪl ðə ɡˈuːs ðæt lˈeɪz ðə ɡˈoʊldən ˈɛɡ/
to destroy something that could bring one a lot of money or great success, particularly because of greed
the final nail in the coffin
/ɐ nˈeɪl ɪnðə kˈɔfɪn/
the last event, action, or circumstance that causes something to fail or end
to get on top of sb
/ɡɛt ˌɑːn tˈɑːp ʌv ˌɛsbˈiː/
(of a difficult or challenging situation) to overwhelm someone and cause them stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions
to rest / sit on one's laurels
/ɹˈɛst sˈɪt ˌɑːn wˈʌnz lˈɔːɹəlz/
to become satisfied with one's past achievements and to stop making efforts to improve or progress
on shaky ground
/ˌɑːn ʃˈeɪki ɡɹˈaʊnd/
in an uncertain or unstable situation that is likely to fail or collapse
to knock sth on the head
/nˈɑːk ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ɑːnðə hˈɛd/
to stop or put an end to something abruptly or decisively
to lose steam
/lˈuːz stˈiːm/
to lose momentum, energy, or enthusiasm for something, especially a task or project
kiss of death
/kˈɪs ʌv dˈɛθ/
an event or action that results in the failure of something, particularly an organization
to take a beating
/tˈeɪk ɐ bˈiːɾɪŋ/
to experience a significant loss, failure, or setback in a particular situation
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