top (one)self

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top (one)self

1. To commit suicide. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Did you hear that his father topped himself over the weekend?" B: "Yeah, I can't believe it. Everyone is still in shock."
2. To outdo or outperform one's previous effort(s) or achievement(s). Primarily heard in US. Wow, you've really topped yourself with these cupcakes, Stephen!
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I'm surprised they are not at the top themselves," he explained.
A change was desperately required and if the manager was not prepared to alter the way of doing things, then the Bluebirds hierarchy had to make the switch at the top themselves.
This from a man who has spent six years taking money from the poor in the hope some will top themselves and ease the welfare budget.
The midlands outfit - eighth last season under former Boro manager Steve McClaren - are currently five points behind leaders Hull and second-placed Boro, having been top themselves on Boxing Day.
Ellis Harrison struck from the spot in stoppage time to earn Bristol Rovers a 1-1 draw with Plymouth and prevent the Pilgrims from going top themselves.
at us want of us in But the captain knows the biggest danger comes from a resurgent Jambos side who can move to within three points of the top themselves with a win this afternoon.
Indeed, every time you think the authorities have done everything possible to destroy their credibility, they top themselves.
Passengers don't need to carry money, and with cards that can top themselves up automatically there is no need to add pre-payments to card.
The scene has got rave reviews by the critics and it seems the show makers of are only trying to top themselves with each episode.
Christ Church, however, hit Consett with a Andrew-Logan hat-trick and a goal from Andrew Sword after the break to seal a 4-1 victory and go top themselves.
Why more depressed people haven't tried to top themselves by pushing a transit with one hand and trimming a troublesome hedge with the other is beyond me, frankly.
Thu, Library Thtr) *** Demons Never Die (15) A teen slasher Skins as, following a schoolmate's suicide, eight students make a pact to top themselves, only to find a mysterious masked killer is getting to them first.
The teams at the top themselves may be the elite few, but Chelsea, Arsenal and City have all lost three times, while United, although remaining unbeaten, have drawn more matches than they have won.
The first round was poured out by the table server, allowing the guests to top themselves up.
They will be keen to bounce back from their 3-0 defeat to Luton and they could go top themselves with a victory.