watch (oneself)

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watch (oneself)

1. To be very careful in one's actions or speech, so as not to do or say something harmful or offensive. Knowing that Keith's family might not approve of her liberal beliefs, Janet reckoned she ought to watch herself at their barbecue that coming weekend. I'm so used to swearing with my friends that I really have to watch myself when I'm around my brother's kids.
2. imperative Be cautious of danger or possible injury. Watch yourself on the roads tonight, there are always a lot of crazy drivers out on New Year's Eve.
See also: watch
References in classic literature ?
We watch ourselves, and the mere wonder of the spectacle enthralls us.
While many of us would cringe to watch ourselves on screen, Heather has found it to be a positive experience.
How our shows are received by audiences isn't something that we can control so we simply try to create the kind of work that we would like to watch ourselves," says Oliver Dimsdale, co-artistic director of Filter, which has already enjoyed international success with productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
We read," writes Motte, "but we also watch ourselves read.
Despite having greater media choice, we seem less prone to choose what we watch ourselves.
If this happened in this great nation and if we don't watch ourselves, it could happen again.
we always need to watch ourselves," our narrator Rita comes to understand.
Mayan scientist: "I figured that since we were the dominant Mesoamerican civilization we would be around for centuries, or at least until we could watch ourselves on the History Channel.
Whatever, we'll still have to watch ourselves," Rensing said.
When watching other people we often say "Ooh, look" and spot the mistakes they make, so it was an advantage to watch ourselves make the same mistakes.
We may not be a unified audience but as we turn our gaze to watch ourselves and others watching, we trace the processes through which we re-make, not just our own performances but our histories.
Much of the credit goes to Chadwick and the other two lesbian creators who, Chadwick says, "set out to make the kind of television we wanted to watch ourselves, where women were active agents themselves rather than the objects of men's stories.
But after the 'exceptionally nasty brawl at Newmarket's Guineas meeting it is a further reminder that we have to watch ourselves even if this means expecting and imposing standards of behaviour that may seem the stuff of yesteryear.
Most of the clubs in our division can afford to give their squads an overnight stay but we have to watch ourselves.