Give a cow (somebody) enough rope (and it/she'll/he'll hang itself/herself/himself) 7


deliberately give somebody enough freedom for them to make a mistake and get into trouble.

  1. BE.NOT.AFRAID. - RICHMOND.VA 61-0311 E-21 021

Now, Brother Booth, if you're here, I don't mean to raise the subject again. But he was tied. And he couldn't have no place to go. So I just let him jump, and he jumped right in his own trap. You know, just like, give a cow enough rope and it'll hang itself. So he got out on the end of the limb and he couldn't get back.


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