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The meaning of "the author of your own misfortune"

" The author of your own misfortune "
Be to blame for one's own problems.
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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