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outdo oneself

To do something exceptional or superb, especially in relation to past efforts: outdid himself in preparing dinner.
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The report mentioned that the video clip features an accompanying dance aiming to outdo the 'Waka Waka' dance made famous by Shakira at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, adding that the
Speaking at a promotional event, Akshay who will be seen in an underworld gangster avatar in "OUATIMD" said, "We don't make films for reason like I would outdo someone or their films.
Half of those determined to outdo their friends said it was important that their holiday was better, while nine per cent cited jealousy as the reason for their trip.
Most of the disputes have been due to personality differences, accidents, misunderstandings, or escalating "flame wars" where each tries to outdo the other with insults -- rather than substantive disagreements.
Sure enough, the Roman pontiffs currently outdo the American presidents in this regard.
Although extremely rudimentary today, such devices may eventually outdo conventional computers by exploiting the quantum-mechanical nature of matter.
THE BBC is planning a festive musical whammy to outdo its version of the Lou Reed classic Perfect Day.
Scelus is a key word in Seneca and it is expressed in two of the most popular Senecan commonplaces in Elizabethan drama: "Per scelera semper sceleribus tutum est iter" ("For crimes the safe way always leads through more crimes" from Agamemnon 115) and "Scelera non ulcisceris, / nisi uincis" ("Great crimes you don't avenge, unless you outdo them" spoken by Atreus in Thyestes 195-96).
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Jones has chosen England pace spearhead James Anderson, his talented co-bowler Stuart Broad and spin star Graeme Swann as some of the main threats to Australia and has given tips on how to outdo them.
On Monday, free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson decided to outdo Gill with a treadmill performance of his own.
Wasn't it just a few months ago that both parties were trying to outdo each other in their support for free trade?
In a game plagued by mistakes, both defences seemingly attempted to outdo each other in their largesse as they traded selfimposed wounds to stand at 2-2 at Upton Park.
The Manhattan condo market h entered the year 2000 with so much momentum that it promises even to outdo 1999, which itself was one of the strongest ever years for sales an prices.
As the dancers pile trick upon trick, attack upon attack, they appear to be trying to outdo each other.
Instead, the area next to the station has become a menagerie for object buildings, each trying to outdo its neighbours in the vulgarity of its gestures.