Idiom: "be hoist with one's own petard" means?

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Casiopea

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There's one more:

E. A term used by pirates to mean, stubborness.

For extra bonus points, can you name the person who coined the phrase?

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RonBee

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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.

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Convicted by your own statements or actions.

Shoot yourself in the foot.
 
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