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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'It was an exemplary performance from me having adequately trained and hungry to outdo myself and I am delighted with the outcome,' said Kandie.
I always want to outdo myself in every performance.
Despite all the success, Brown still wants more: "I'm in huge competition with myself and I always try to outdo myself."
"The fact that he was won four championships and me none pushes me to outdo myself," the Finn added.
This misconception meant that if I wanted to get a chance, I had to outdo myself, which meant training, researching and rehearsing more in order to build a name when I was starting out," she says.Another challenge is that high-end gigs are not regular so she needs another job to supplement her income.
My family is my biggest strengthand their supportconstantly challenges meto outdo myself.
"I've spent most of my life working on my craft, so that's what I pride myself on, that I keep trying to better myself and to outdo myself every time I go out.
"Whether it's a little meet with 1,000 fans in the stands, or two people in the stands, I'm always trying to outdo myself."
"I was upset with myself because after two months of being upside down, I couldn't eat three hours before the show and now I've got other things that I'll be angry with myself for doing because of course I try to outdo myself every time.
"I was upset with myself because after two months of being upside down I couldn't eat three hours before the show and now I've got other things that I'll be angry with myself for doing because of course I try to outdo myself every time.
"I get excited because it is such a challenge to move cargo and I want to outdo myself every time.
My second life is my artificial life, I am going to get better and outdo myself. With ingratiating words speaking from my heart, My heart is shattered, though my eyes are laughing.
My aim is always to outdo myself. Sometimes it works, sometimes it fails.
Still, he promises, "I will outdo myself with this project."