do (someone or something) justice(redirected from does oneself justice)
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.