The author of your own misfortune In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "The author of your own misfortune", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Hank Nguyen, Kathy Cao calendar 2020-11-17 04:11

Meaning of The author of your own misfortune


be responsible for , hold accountable for , self-problem

The author of your own misfortune formal noun phrase

This is an idiom refering to someone responsible for their own misfortune.

formal noun phrase

Because he teased the dog, now he has to receive rabies vaccination. He is the author of his own misfortune.

You don't do so you don't eat. You are the author of your own misfortune.

The company swindled so it has to be responsible for itself. It is the author of its own misfortune.

British formal The actions, behaviors and choices an individual makes lead them down a path toward job loss, loss of family, loss of friends and potentially loss of life - and individuals observing this are helpless to change.

Tommy just took off the hang glider with no protective gear and no phone. He ended up in hospital but no one is too sorry for him - he was the author of his own misfortune.

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This idiom is often used to express that you should accept an unpleasant situation or event because you cannot change it.

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somebody or something that causes delay in a project or a task that takes a long period of time to finish
drastic times call for drastic measures
When you experience extreme and undesirable situations, it is probably essential to take extreme actions
you can't unring a bell

Once something has been done, you can do nothing but face the consequences.

Grammar and Usage of The author of your own misfortune

Origin of The author of your own misfortune

The exact origin of this idiom is unknown. It is known that this idiom has been used for a very long time.

The Origin Cited: Internet .

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