outdo (oneself)

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outdo (oneself)

To outperform or outclass one's previous actions or efforts. Wow, Mom, this chili is delicious—you really outdid yourself! The legal team have outdone themselves with this contract.
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outdo oneself

To do something exceptional or superb, especially in relation to past efforts: outdid himself in preparing dinner.
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When I left my house I thought I was just coming to see the 'Lion King' movie but Amstel Malta really outdid themselves. I had the time of my life.'
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Albert Square this year EASTENDERS WE DON'T hold out much hope of a laugh from the Albert Square massive on Christmas Day but this year the writers outdid themselves with sisters Abi and Lauren Branning left fighting for their lives after they plummeted from the roof of The Queen Vic.
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Among these groups are the Sale candle procession, Ahidus troupes, Guedra dancing troupes from the regions of Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia Al Hamra, Oued Eddahab-Lagouira and Guelmim-Smara, Ahouash troupes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region, Dakka Marakshia troupes from the Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz region, and Ebidat R'ma troupes from the Shaouia-Ouerdigha region outdid themselves to give their best performance.
They scored four runs in the first inning to go ahead early, and outdid themselves the next inning with five runs to make it 9-0 after two.
But then the cybernats outdid themselves with a sustained attack on Clare Lally, the mother of a disabled child, because she dared to speak at a Better Together rally.