Do ourselves justice - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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do (someone or something) justice
To describe or show someone or something accurately. Often used in the negative to emphasize that something is better than it appeared or was portrayed. You're a great writer—you just need to find a platform that really does you justice. I think you two will love this house once we get inside—the pictures really don't do its mid-century modern charm any justice.
do yourself justice
COMMON If you do yourself justice, you do something as well as you are capable of doing it. I don't think I can win, but I want to do myself justice. The selection panel was impressed but felt she did not do herself justice in the interview.
do someone or something justice (or do justice to someone or something) treat or represent someone or something with due fairness or appreciation.
do yourself justice perform as well as you are able to.
ˌdo yourself ˈjustice do something as well as you can in order to show other people how good you are: She’s a very good painter, but in her recent work she hasn’t done herself justice. ♢ He didn’t do himself justice in the match. He hadn’t trained hard enough.
References in classic literature
We do ourselves justice
, madame, even in assuming the high position that we have.
We are definitely trying to do ourselves justice
this time round.
Doing ourselves justice mightn't have been good enough to beat them, it might have still meant a bit of a beating, but we didn't do ourselves justice
and that's the bottom line.