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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On the morning I had porridge, a banana and topped myself up with energy drinks and water throughout the 13.
If I'd had to wander from room to room again, highlighting original features with a QVC-smile - hysterical for approval after too much of that specially-brewed coffee - I'd have topped myself.
Me and the missus shot off to London for a week - which may surprise those of you who opened lastWednesday's paper and assumed I'd topped myself after St Mirren gubbed Motherwell at Fir Park - and it was absolutely brilliant.
Every time I think I have topped myself, something else happens and I go 'Wow'.
He also confesses: 'Let me tell you this, if I didn't have three children I'd have topped myself ages ago.
I could have topped myself when I lived with him," she says.
I went to sign on and apply for Income Support but, after spending hours attempting to fill in the reams of paperwork, I threw them away before I topped myself - not that anyone would notice if I did.
But I can tell you this: if I didn't have three children I would have topped myself ages ago.
I think I would have topped myself if we hadn't come away with three points.
I went to apply for Income Support, etc, but after spending hours trying to fill in the reams of paperwork, I threw them away before I topped myself - not that anyone would notice if I wasn't there.
I think I would have topped myself if we hadn't come away with all three points, but having said that I was pleasantly surprised by the nature of the victory because we played some great football - and you don't expect that when you are at the bottom of the table.