After watching a funny YouTube video of a kid spilling his water and then immediately slipping on it, I came up with a unique idiom today:
I hope you spill your water and slip on it.
I spilled my water and slipped on it.
With the rough meaning:
- Making a mistake that causes utter failure.
- Emphasis on a mistake that results in massive, negative consequences.
Are there any other, more common idioms that can fit this meaning or come close to it? Something that suggests a compounding of loses perhaps?
I found this idiom to be close (found here) but I don't think it fits the criteria of being common and it may not be easily decipherable:
It took me a moment to realize this didn't mean a blunder the size of a mountain but instead a mistake made while climbing a himalayan mountain (say Mount Everest) would most likely spell doom.