forget (oneself)

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forget (oneself)

To behave in an impolite or unrestrained manner. Sure, sometimes I forget myself and snap at the kids, but doesn't every mother?
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

forget oneself

to forget one's manners or training. (Said in formal situations in reference to belching, bad table manners, and, in the case of very young children, pants-wetting.) Sorry, Mother, I forgot myself. John, we are going out to dinner tonight. Please don't forget yourself.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

forget oneself

Lose one's reserve, temper, or self-restraint; do or say something out of keeping with one's position or character. For example, A teacher should never forget herself and shout at the class. Shakespeare used it in Richard II (3:2): "I had forgot myself: am I not king?" [Late 1500s]
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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.

forget (oneself)

To lose one's reserve, temper, or self-restraint.
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"Because, my child," replied the Buck, "my temper is so uncertain that if I permit one of those noisy creatures to come into my presence I am likely to forget myself and do him an injury."
Then quietly I would slip out of the house to look at my beloved pond, and forget myself in contemplation.
His kindness may not all be feigned; but still, let not the purest impulse of gratitude to him induce me to forget myself: let me remember the game of chess, the expressions he used on the occasion, and those indescribable looks of his, that so justly roused my indignation, and I think I shall be safe enough.
"I must now mention a circumstance which I would wish to forget myself, and which no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being.
I am paying a tribute that will not be paid a second time; permit me to plunge myself so deeply in my grief that I may forget myself in it, that I may drown even my reason in it."
In my devotion to your interests, I promise to forget myself. My motives may be misinterpreted; my position may be misunderstood.
I hope I could not so far forget myself as to be sinfully proud of any gift the Lord has seen fit to bestow upon me," declared the lady; "certainly not, of RICHES!"
It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forget myself and my ephemeral, because human, sorrows.
"Don't be afraid of me, Marian," was all she said; "I may forget myself with an old friend like Mr.
"Pardon me," said Monk, smiling, "I was going -- I, a gray-headed man -- in truth, how could I forget myself? was going to speak like a foolish young man."
they literally made me forget myself for once #onerepublic," wrote another user.
Don't use the same one!" to warn against the dangers of trading cryptocurrency, and also more obscure ones, in English, such as "Hot day, forget myself, go to the moon."
I even forget myself I am still young so I have time.
What I learned from what happened to us was to not focus too much on one another, to not forget myself. She was there studying, and I was here trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, but still my priority was to answer the phone whenever she called.
Peek into the book of martyrs--see, autumn, see, Stallone's on the third line and Schwarzenegger on the sixth, and see, there's my name too, you wrote it in this morning in between Olga and Yaroslavna, and now I'm no longer afraid of getting lost or losing my mind, yes, can I, my angel, can I just forget myself, while blood trickles in a tiny stream and my head only just begins to spin, a butterfly grows in my throat, a brass band plays inside my head, like fingers do with bedsheets my lips seize the air and rip it to shreds, take that heavy-loaded mechanism, triggers on both wrists, and ratchet it tighter.