View Poll Results: "be hoist with one's own petard" means?
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A. to use one's own strength to face a problem
B. to be lifted up by one's undergarments
C. to end up having egg on one's face
D. to pick up with one's own hand thine dog's doo-doo
Idiom: "be hoist with one's own petard" means?
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E. A term used by pirates to mean, stubborness.
For extra bonus points, can you name the person who coined the phrase?
I don't know if he coined the phrase, but it is from Shakespeare (Hamlet, I think), and a petard (pronounced pe-tar) is an explosive device.
Convicted by your own statements or actions.
Shoot yourself in the foot.
By jiang in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 17-Dec-2003, 20:02
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