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  ( petards    plural  ) If someone who has planned to harm someone else is hoist with their own petard or hoist by their own petard, their plan in fact results in harm to themselves.  
hoist with one's own petard/hoist by one's own petard             phrase   N inflects  
The students were hoist by their own petards, however, as Granada decided to transmit the programme anyway.     
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hoist     ( hoists    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hoisting    present participle)   ( hoisted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you hoist something heavy somewhere, you lift it or pull it up there.  
Hoisting my suitcase on to my shoulder, I turned and headed toward my hotel...      V n prep/adv  
Grabbing the side of the bunk, he hoisted himself to a sitting position.      V pron-refl prep/adv  
2       verb   If something heavy is hoisted somewhere, it is lifted there using a machine such as a crane.  
A twenty-foot steel pyramid is to be hoisted into position on top of the tower...      be V-ed prep/adv  
Then a crane hoisted him on to the platform.      V n prep/adv  
3       n-count   A hoist is a machine for lifting heavy things.  
4       verb   If you hoist a flag or a sail, you pull it up to its correct position by using ropes.  
A group of youths hoisted their flag on top of the disputed monument.      V n  
5   
    hoist with your own petard  
    petard  

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hoist

  
1   
      vb   elevate, erect, heave, lift, raise, rear, upraise  
2   
      n   crane, elevator, lift, tackle, winch  

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exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people
[Fig.]
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
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