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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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yeetus muc feetus and i will self deletusYall stop messin with me or I’ll explodeRate it:

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self fulfilling prophecyAn expectation can bring about an outcome.Rate it:

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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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the pinnacle of love, is seen in the mother's actions which are rarely self-realized.When one looks across humanity and the animal kingdom alike. One can see that the mother who gives birth, time and time again, will risk life and limb to secure their offspring.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people.Rate it:

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it's your nickelReference to one's right to shop, select, evaluate, purchase any item for any personal reason.Rate it:

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nag a ramA response to a reference to anagrams.Rate it:

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on the makeActively seeking an opportunity for self-advancement; eager to ingratiate oneself to others in order to secure some advantage.Rate it:

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turn over a new leafTo engage in self-improvement; to begin a good habit or shed a bad habit.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).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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grin like a cheshire catTo smile broadly, especially in a self-satisfied way.Rate it:

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guilt tripA feeling of shame or embarrassment, especially if self-indulgent, unwarranted, exaggerated or felt over a significant period of time.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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sure of oneselfSelf-confident.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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an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:

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when the shit hits the fanA reference to the messy consequences of a secret or private situation becoming public.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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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.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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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'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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opening of an envelopeAny kind of event or activity that may contribute to one's self-promotion.Rate it:

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Too Big for Your BritchesSelf-important; proud of something, particularly about selfRate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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juicyUsed in reference to describing a young man who appears attractive, handsome, good-lookingRate it:

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off the chainFree from work or direct supervision. In reference to slave labor, where workers are chained, or to the figurative chain of workers of an assembly line.Rate it:

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play with fireCommit one's self to do something extraordinary, dangerous, illegal, actions taken, lacking good judgement.Rate it:

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can you hear me looking at youSelf explanatoryRate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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dangly bitsMale genitalia, usually of a baby, child, or of a smaller than usual size; ironic reference to male genitalia.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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hat in handWith humility; in an apologetic or self-effacing fashion.Rate it:

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MINASWANInitialism of Matz is nice and so we are nice : a motto of the Ruby programming language community, in reference to the demeanor of Yukihiro Matsumoto, the Japanese computer scientist who designed the language.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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? in placeNew phrase for self isolationRate it:

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à propos de bottesWith reference to nothing in particular; With no reference to the subject in hand.Rate it:

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a real hotdoggerA Reference to an energetic, active or talented person.Rate it:

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a whopperReference a statement, action, prevarication, story, hooked fish, enlarged or magnified presentation.Rate it:

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

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all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on itRate 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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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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