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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You appear to be outdoing yourself at work and you need to be as there's plenty more of it to come and the more you get stuck in, the more you're going to gain financially.