kick yourself

kick (oneself)

To reprove or rebuke oneself; to be angry with or disappointed in oneself. Usually used in continuous tenses. I knew I'd be kicking myself later if I came back and the bag was gone, so I went ahead and bought it. Plenty of companies are kicking themselves for not investing in the technology at an earlier stage.
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kick yourself

If you kick yourself for doing something, you are annoyed with yourself for doing it. I was still kicking myself for not paying attention. I immediately regretted having said this — I could have kicked myself.
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kick yourself

be annoyed with yourself for doing something foolish or missing an opportunity.
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ˈkick yourself

(informal) be angry with yourself for something you have done or not done: Buy it. It’s a real bargain. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t.I told John that Susan was really lazy. Then somebody told me that she was a good friend of his. I could have kicked myself for being so stupid.
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