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proud below the navel

outdated Having an erect penis. Primarily heard in UK. A: "I think that Sir Edgar grows proud below the navel every time he sees you, dear sister." B: "Oh, hush! Someone from the garden might hear us!"
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do (someone or oneself) proud

1. To do something well and feel pride as a result. You really directed a fantastic play, Janet—you've done yourself proud! I know that math is a tough subject for you, so you really did me proud by getting an A- this semester.
2. To be very conscientious when hosting someone. Oh, I had a wonderful stay at Anna's house—she was a very attentive host and really did me proud.
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do oneself proud

to have done a very fine job. That's super! You've done yourself proud! I feel like I've done myself proud by earning high honors.
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do someone proud

to make someone proud. Bill's kids sure did him proud at the boat race. Mary resolved she would do her friends proud.
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*proud as a peacock

 and *vain as a peacock
overly proud; vain. (*Also: as ~.) Mike's been strutting around proud as a peacock since he won that award. I sometimes think Elizabeth must spend all day admiring herself in a mirror. She's as vain as a peacock.
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do someone proud

1. Also, do credit to someone. Be a source of honor, distinction, or pride. For example, She did us proud, handling the problem with such aplomb, or Your new title does you credit. [Early 1800s]
2. Treat someone or oneself generously or extravagantly, as in You really did us proud with that banquet. [Early 1800s]
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proud as a peacock

Having a very high opinion of oneself, filled with or showing excessive self-esteem. For example, She strutted about in her new outfit, proud as a peacock. This simile alludes to the male peacock, with its colorful tail that can be expanded like a fan, which has long symbolized vanity and pride. Chaucer used it in The Reeve's Tail: "As any peacock he was proud and gay." [1200s]
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do someone proud

1 act in a way that gives someone cause to feel pleased or satisfied. 2 treat someone with lavish generosity or honour. informal
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do somebody ˈproud

(old-fashioned, British English) look after a guest very well, especially by giving them good food, entertainment, etc: We spent the holidays with them and they really did us proud.
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do yourself/somebody ˈproud

do something that makes you proud of yourself or that makes other people proud of you: The team did us proud by winning 3-0 on Saturday.
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do (one) proud

To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.
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I wish him well in the task that he will undertake and I want to say on behalf of the coalition that has governed this country for the last 11 and a half years that we bequeath to him a nation that is stronger and prouder.
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With the United Seamen's Award, and our many work efforts worldwide, MTMC stands a little bit taller and a little bit prouder.
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They become even prouder to see and hear them extolled in front of their peers and the community.
Even so, we couldn't be prouder of anything than seeing the JCAHO logo and those three words, "Accredited with Commendation", imprinted on our walls, on our letterhead and in our minds.
what jurisdiction prouder with the loving nipple of the lilac this April morning on the river bank prouder than the violet seed of the rugged magnolia its pistils hailing your little boat, O Valhalla
Steve Ross was always one of our greatest proponents, a man whose vision of a technology-driven creative future I share, and I couldn't be prouder to carry on his name in this way.
Perhaps it was at that moment that whatever it is inside my heart that is Canadian began to beat a little prouder.
This after starting the show with the national anthem and making me think that by the end I'd be proud to be an American and prouder still of automotive technology.
We couldn't be prouder of our team's work in 2006, and are grateful to IGN.
And just to ensure Barack Obama doesn't revoke her passport, she adds: "I've never been prouder to be an American, especially with the advances that we've made in the past couple of months.
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I feel prouder than ever to belong to this group, this generation.