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The meaning of "the author of your own misfortune"

" The author of your own misfortune "
Meaning:
Be to blame for one's own problems.
Example:
Tommy just took off across the moors with no gear and no phone. He ended up in hospital but no one is too sorry for him - he was the author of his own misfortune.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but rather old-fashioned.
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More idioms about:   misfortune   failure  

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