Definition of give a man enough rope or plenty of rope and he will hang himself in English:

give a man enough rope (or plenty of rope) and he will hang himself

proverb Given enough freedom of action a person will bring about their own downfall.
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Pronunciation: ˌantɪˈbɛləm
adjective
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