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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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wallow in self pityPity for oneself. Especially exaggerated or self-indulgent pity where you believe that you are the victim who has done no wrong and is deserving of condolence from everyone.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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sally forth!An archaic military term. To rally and press the attack, halt the retreat and 'sally forward' with renewed fighting spirit and determination!Rate it:

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stiff upper lipThe quality of being resolute and showing self-restraint, associated with stereotypical British people.Rate it:

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a brand new meOne can forge a complete new outlook, launch a personal renaissance by enrolling in self improvement courses or agendas.Rate it:

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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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cool as a cucumberCalm and composed even in difficult or frustrating situations; self-possessed.Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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nobody loves me, everybody hates me, i think i'm going to go and eat wormsFeeling sorry for one's self.Rate it:

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opening of an envelopeAny kind of event or activity that may contribute to one's self-promotion.Rate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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hat in handWith humility; in an apologetic or self-effacing fashion.Rate it:

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shit-eating grinA broad smile indicating self-awareness that may suggest self-satisfaction, smugness, discomfort, or embarrassment.Rate it:

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ad se redireto regain one's self-possession.Rate it:

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all over oneselfFeeling self-satisfied.Rate it:

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all-over oneselfFeeling self-satisfied.Rate it:

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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.Rate it:

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animum regere, coercere, cohibereto have self-control; to restrain oneself, master one's inclinations.Rate it:

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animum vincere (Marcell. 3. 8)to have self-control; to restrain oneself, master one's inclinations.Rate it:

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be one's own worst enemyTo cause problems for one's self, act contrary to one's own interest, self-sabotage.Rate it:

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believe you me!An expression of self assuredness, self confidence, knowledge of facts in the matter.Rate it:

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blood, sweat and tearsA person's determination and hard work.Rate it:

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brush-up!A 'brush-up' is a thorough review, rehearsal, self-examination prior to submitting to job interviews, probings, investigations of any category in order to be proficient in the future demands of the hoped-for position, challenge or opportunity:Rate it:

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can you hear me looking at youSelf explanatoryRate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person who appears self-satisfied or smug, especially while concealing something mischievous, prohibited, or private.Rate it:

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Cat That Swallowed the CanaryTo appear self satisfiedRate it:

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cat's meowA self-satisfied person.Rate it:

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cela tombe sous le sensThat is self-evident, obvious.Rate it:

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charge upTo motivate, to instill someone with determination.Rate it:

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Come Apart at the SeemsLose self-control or become extremely upset due to some news, person or an eventRate it:

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come out of one's shellTo reveal one's true self.Rate it:

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constantiam servareto be calm, self-possessed.Rate it:

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cool catAn individual who is at ease and self-assured; one who is calm and composed in interactions with others.Rate it:

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cry in one's beerTo feel sorry for oneself; to feel sadness or regret, especially in combination with self-pity.Rate it:

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eat one's youngTo betray a constituent or charge out of self-serving interests or desperation; savaging.Rate it:

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Egg on Your FaceTo be extremely humiliated or self-conscious for something idiotic that you said or commitRate it:

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être le fils de ses œuvresTo be a self-made man.Rate it:

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eu sou mais euI have self-confidence.Rate it:

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fall off the wagonTo cease or fail at a regimen of self-improvement or reform; to lapse back into an old habit or addiction.Rate it:

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fiducia sui (Liv. 25. 37)self-confidence.Rate it:

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fish-eating grinA broad smile indicating self-awareness that may suggest self-satisfaction, smugness, discomfort, or embarrassment.Rate it:

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flip your lidTo verbally lash-out, explode, emotionally blow-up, lose control of one's self.Rate it:

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forget oneselfto lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.Rate it:

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full of himself/herselfThe self-centered individual awash with a smattering of ego expresses an all-knowing, all familiar, par excellence in the extreme.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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