if I do say so myself


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if I do say so myself

A phrase used after one has spoken of their own skill or effort, so as to seem humble or acknowledge their bias. A: "Here's the report you wanted, sir. It's exceptionally comprehensive, if I do say so myself." B: "Oh really. Let me have a look, hmm?" Here, taste this sauce—it's my best yet, if I do say so myself.
See also: if, myself, say
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