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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Seemingly oblivious to his fate and with his lieutenants either fleeing or topping themselves, the fascist tyrant carries on.
Everybody must have been too busy making do and mending to think of topping themselves.
They keep topping themselves up and have a real awareness of what professional football is all about.
Speaking off the record to a reporter from my Portsmouth days, I said I thought some of Keegan's decisions were naive and that when things weren't going well, Kevin and his assistant Terry McDermott came in with faces like slapped a***s and all the players would feel like topping themselves.
IN THESE days of pure pop and sugar-coated sha-lala love songs, it's strangely refreshing to hear music about long-term mental patients, people topping themselves and the personal redemption that only comes with years of acting like a complete idiot and realising it.
Topping themselves is what dedicated teleservices is about.
It's a seismic blast from Judy and Babs, singing "Get Happy" and "Happy Days Are Here Again," then topping themselves with a "Hooray for Love" medley.
The last thing I want is for someone to say they are thinking of topping themselves because of a line from a track.
They're both good options - better than Antony and Cleo topping themselves (Romeo and Juliet too, for that matter).
And it will be worse once they start topping themselves up with gallons of electric soup.
Look at the investment bankers topping themselves and City Boys pawning their yachts.
Although this would have been the first case on record of someone tying their own arms behind a chair before topping themselves.
It must seem like lately he's surrounded by pixie-faced women intent on topping themselves.