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作茧自缚
Simplified 作茧自缚
Traditional 作繭自縛
Pin Yin
zuo4 jian3 zi4 fu2
English
  • to spin a cocoon around oneself (成语 saw); enmeshed in a trap of one's own devising
  • hoist with his own petard
Examples:
1. 我这是作茧自缚,到死方休了。
I had boxed myself in and couldn't seem to find a way out
2. 如果我们一味坚持根据过去筹划未来,那显然就是作茧自缚、自寻失败。
If we insist on trying to plot the future by the past, we clearly handicap ourselves and invite failure.
3. 这也许是作茧自缚,但是事实如此。
It may be suicidal, but there it is.
4. 自作自受;作茧自缚
Lie in (or on) the bed one has made
5. 要不然,他决不会发表那几点声明来作茧自缚的。
Otherwise he would never have trapped himself by those statements.
6. 她总是作茧自缚.
She' s always getting into scrapes.
7. 结果总是作茧自缚
The spider got entangled in its own web.
8. 这种热情的主要后果恰如作茧自缚。尽管这一情况当时始终未意识到。
This enthusiasm has one major effect that although not seen at the time, was self-defeating.