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, as a means of topping ourselves up during one of those rare moments when we had the chance to simply while away an hour, it was really enjoyable all the same with friendly staff adding to the experience.
We have to keep topping ourselves, all in the name of better ratings, increased circulation and constant attention.
Well, admit it, having watched Germany struggle while Motson and Brooking laughed, how many of us felt like topping ourselves when England went 2-0 up against Portugal?