pot calling the kettle black

pot calling the kettle black
a person who is criticizing someone else is as guilty as the person he criticizes

I was joking to her about why she was afraid to look for another job but she said it was like the pot calling the kettle black as I also never tried to change jobs.


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  • Pot calling the kettle black — The phrase Pot calling the kettle black is an idiom, used to accuse another speaker of hypocrisy, in that the speaker disparages the subject for a fault or negative behavior that could equally be applied to him or her, though there is an… …   Wikipedia

  • pot calling the kettle black — If someone hypocritically criticises a person for something that they themselves do, then it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • pot calling the kettle black —    If someone hypocritically criticises a person for something that they themselves do, then it is a case of the pot calling the kettle black.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    This expression is used in a situation where a person with a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pot calling the kettle black — noun /ˈpɒt ˌkɔːliŋ ðə ˌkɛtəl ˌblæk,ˈpɑːt ˌkɑːliŋ ðə ˌkɛtəl ˌblæk/ A situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares. I think its a case of the pot calling the kettle black when she says he is… …   Wiktionary

  • pot calling the kettle black — a guilty person accusing another guilty person    When thief accuses robber, it s the pot calling the kettle black …   English idioms

  • (the) pot calling the kettle black — the pot calling the kettle black informal phrase used for saying that someone is criticizing another person for a fault that they also have Thesaurus: ways of making or receiving criticism or blamehyponym to criticize, accuse or blamesynonym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • the pot calling the kettle black — Castigation of another s faults by someone with the same shortcomings • • • Main Entry: ↑pot * * * I see pot I II used to convey that the criticisms a person is aiming at someone else could equally well apply to themselves …   Useful english dictionary

  • the pot calling the kettle black — ► the pot calling the kettle black used to convey that the criticisms a person is aiming at someone could equally well apply to themselves. Main Entry: ↑kettle …   English terms dictionary

  • (the) pot calling the kettle black — a situation in which one person criticizes another for a fault they have themselves. Ernie accused me of being selfish. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! …   New idioms dictionary

  • pot call the kettle black — {informal} The person who is criticizing someone else is as guilty as the person he accuses; the charge is as true of the person who makes it as of the one he makes it against. * /When the commissioner accused the road builder of bribery, the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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