feel like oneself

feel (like) (oneself)

To feel as one normally does, physically or emotionally. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after my bout with the flu. Marcy has been struggling with depression lately—I hope she feels herself again soon.
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feel like

1. To have the urge or desire to do something. Where do you feel like going to dinner?
2. To feel the urge or desire to have something. I just feel like a burger and fries, nothing fancy.
3. To feel as one usually does. In this usage, "like" is followed by a reflexive pronoun. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again, after battling that cold for weeks.
4. To have a particular sensation or tactile experience. What does it feel like to win in your home town? It feels like leather, but it's synthetic. I've always wondered what weightlessness feels like.
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feel like oneself

1. Also, feel oneself. Sense oneself as being in a normal state of health or spirits. For example, I'm finally over the flu and feel like myself again, or He doesn't know what's wrong but he doesn't feel himself. The antonym is not feel oneself, that is, "feel unwell." [Mid-1800s] Also see feel up to.
2. feel like new. Also, feel like a new person. Have a renewed sense of well-being, especially after something has happened, such as recovery from illness or receiving good news. For example, The surgery went very well, and he now feels like new, or I am so relieved at the news, I feel like a new person.
3. feel like a million. Be in the best of health or good spirits. For example, After winning that prize I feel like a million. The million alludes to a million dollars. Also see look like a million dollars; on top of the world.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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