Hoisted on Their Own Petards – The U.S. Congressional Majority That Is…
” To ‘hoist with one’s own petard’ is to be injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others. It is also to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one’s own which was meant to harm someone else. (From a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.)
She intended to murder her brother but was hoist with her own petard when she ate the poisoned food intended for him. ( This is a combined definition taken from Wikipedia and The Free Dictionary.)
WHAT GOES ‘ROUND COMES ‘ROUND – Here are examples of TREMENDOUS RESISTANCE AFOOT :
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