The person who like to point out flaws and weakness in others when he or she has the same in himself or herself

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  • It is 16th century phrase which originated from a theory. According to it, both pot and kettle when they are placed on fire for longer period of time got black. The pot could not find fault with kettle to get blackened by smoke as it also got the same black color’s you cannot criticize others for something if that drawback is in your own person.
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Why is he criticizing others for? When he is like a pot who calls the kettle black.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Pot Calling the Kettle Black':

pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.
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