undoing

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undoing (plural undoings)

  1. That which defeats.
    His fatal flaw was his undoing. In a sense he defeated himself.
    • 2018 July 3, Phil McNulty, “Colombia 1 - 1 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      The extra 30 minutes could not separate the sides and led to a nerve-shredding finale that has so often been England's undoing, with a dismal record of just one win in seven shootouts at major tournaments before this.
    • 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      So far as the ape was concerned, Sabor reasoned correctly. The little fellow crouched trembling just an instant, but that instant was quite long enough to prove his undoing.

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undoing

  1. present participle of undo

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