Definition of dig a hole for oneself or dig oneself into a hole in English:
Get oneself into an awkward or restrictive situation.
- We Texans have a saying: ‘When you find you've dug yourself into a hole, the very first thing to do is quit digging.’
- He said he panicked because he was on probation and told the jury he had dug a hole for himself and that was why he wanted to tell the truth and come clean.
- And we are further digging ourselves into a hole by endorsing the use of police interrogation methods that experts throughout the world know don't work.
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