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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But he said the toll on him and his family had been devastating, adding: "My life's been a waste of time, I've considered a few times topping myself but I wanted to prove that I'm not this person.
Because I can't keep topping myself because I'll just combust at some point,'' Perry said.
Kery said: "If I had stayed with Mark I would have either overdosed on cocaine or ended up topping myself because I didn't know how to get out of it.
Sharon was ready to leave me, her two kids who are great, and who I absolutely adore, had had enough, and it was around that time I decided topping myself was the only way out.
I wasn't topping myself before the Norwich game thinking we were having a lousy time, but results weren't good so getting the win over the champions was good.
Five years ago I was in a similar situation and was on the point of topping myself.
I had woken up every single night for weeks and crept downstairs to consider the various ways of topping myself, whether to garrotte myself, shoot myself or whatever.
I might have felt like topping myself if I'd have had to come in here and talk about how we had a lot of chances, but didn't get a result.
I feel like topping myself and I am so sorry for my mum and dad.
I would even go as far as to say that if it was a choice between being locked in a room where I was forced to watch Emmerdale and suicide - topping myself would be the preferable option.
Howey, who has just signed a new four-year deal, said: "I am sure there will be days when I will feel like topping myself.