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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References in classic literature ?
I know you to be a man who seldom troubles truth, when any thing worse may answer, but I never knew you to outdo yourself so thoroughly before.
"It's possible to live off proceeds from poetry," Qui says, but cautions, "you have to outdo yourself, be extra unique, push yourself to the limit."She plans to release her first poetry book, Tears of the Pen, soon.
Do you feel any pressure to outdo yourself in each project?
Advertising that you are going on a fast also could set you up for failure or tempt you to outdo yourself with an endurance contest.
"The pressure of Oscar week is to outdo yourself" says Schubert, who produced Global Green's night out at the Avalon this year.
I think keeping fresh is a much saner and easier route rather than trying to constantly outdo yourself."
There are no sick days; you are responsible for everything and you need to constantly outdo yourself. The biggest perk is that it is your own and there is no one to put a stopper on how much you can achieve.
Today you could outdo yourself with your homemaking abilities.
"Hey, you can outdo yourself here in a hurry and beat yourself up against a brick wall if you are not careful, but I think that it favours us on a home track.
I'm also fighting the battle that a lot of people that have had a couple video parts are battling, which is trying to outdo yourself without just doing the same thing.
Don't feel like you have to outdo yourself with lavish presents of perfection for everyone this holiday season.
After winning an award, are you pressured to outdo yourself? Yes.