look (oneself)

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look (oneself)

To have one's normal appearance of health or wellbeing. Often used in negative constructions. Are you feeling all right, Janet? You're not looking yourself today. After a couple days of proper rest, Jim was looking himself again.
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(not) look yourˈself

(informal) (not) look as healthy as you normally do: She wasn’t looking herself at all yesterday.He looks more himself this morning. His temperature’s come right down.
See also: look
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alive/sharp Informal
To act or respond quickly: Look alive! We leave in five minutes.
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At last I give in, and went and took a look myself; and it was just as Tom said--there wasn't a sign of a corpse.
I daren't take a proper look myself, but what a jest if they were!
"He told me he was worried about me, that I didn't look healthy, I didn't look myself.
The only thing as a player in that situation is to try and do your best, I knew pretty early on that after the season had finished I wanted to be able to look myself in the mirror and say I had tried my best and I do feel I performed last season and don't think I would be here if I didn't."
But what I can say is that I'm able to look myself in the mirror and sleep well at night.
I think I can look myself in the mirror and say every single one of these players has had opportunities."
I can look myself in the mirror and and look my family in the eye and say I couldn't have put any more into it.
She added: "I'd have preferred to have a look myself but I'm not going to get the opportunity because of the calendar windows.
I am confident I can look myself in the mirror when I come home.
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I told myself that I was making the trip to show the camp to my mother, who was visiting from Israel, but, really, I needed to take one last look myself. I needed to figure out why I've grown so attached to the place, and what about it made me feel that sense of transcendence you'd more readily associate with meditation or a good Friday evening in shul than with a stretch of land where girls and boys congregate to play ga-ga and make s'mores.
"I use this line a lot - being able to look myself in the mirror and know that I had done everything I can to give myself a chance.
"But, I can look myself in the mirror and it's restored my faith in people because one voice made a difference."
I worked hard to remain myself because I'd have never been able to look myself in the mirror if I started behaving differently just for the camera.
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