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hoist by one's own petard

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  • adj. To be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".

Etymologies

From the play Hamlet (III.iv.207) by Shakespeare: (Wiktionary)

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