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scratch for (one)self

To be self-sufficient. Now that you're a college student living on campus, you can't rely on your parents to take care of you—you need to scratch for yourself. I come from a big family, so I've been scratching for myself since I was a little kid.
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screw (one)self up to concert pitch

To prepare for any event or crisis that may occur. My dad is nervous about me driving so far on my own, so I'm sure he's screwed himself up to concert pitch and is stationed by the phone in case I call.
See also: concert, pitch, screw, up

shit (one)self

1. rude slang Literally, to defecate while still wearing one's clothing. I need you to pull over the car right now, or else I'm going to shit myself!
2. rude slang By extension, to be very surprised. When I saw that the magazine had published my letter to the editor, I practically shit myself!
See also: shit
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ourself t zing anitarian You can see for yourself what an amazing humanitarian her unique son was.
Last year we prided ourself on being difficult to beat and losing very few games.
Boss Roberto Martinez said: "We pushed ourself to the maximum.
It is taking a lot for us to get into that position so again we have to think about ourself, about how good we are when we play in our style and keep winning because I have an amazing squad of players and it I trust them 150%.
NNA - We pride ourself over such a national production output, Health minister Wael Abou-Faour, exclaimed upon an inspection tour which took him to a pharmaceutical plant in Jadra today.
We at Travel Plus find ourself at this age as we bring to you, dear readers our 19th anniversary issue.
To realise ourself with clear vision and accurate knowledge is to be perfect.
We're really disappointed because we put ourself in a great position, but it's 20-odd seconds I think (before they equalise)," Carrick added.
We now find ourself in a situation where investors know the Federal Reserve and other central bank will start taking a certain amount of the QE induced liquidity off the table at some point in the next few months.
We were not thinking it was a final or a grand slam, we were just thinking that we have to beat them and we have to keep playing our game, not changing anything and believing in ourself.
Down there was an amazing finish after we had let ourself down in the third innings of the match - one of the pleasing things about the Durham game last week was that we drove home an advantage in the third innings.
Melanie as the creator of her information and healing systems says, “I wish to help people understand that the experience of narcissistic abuse is in fact a gift presenting the opportunity to heal unfinished and unhealed business within ourself.
The thought of fresh crab, lobster and prawns is truly synonymous with spring and we used to catch loads ourself on the Gower coast at this time of the year.
We kind of shot ourself in the foot a couple times turning the ball over and against a good team like them, they are going to convert on your mistakes, and we just had too many of them.