please oneself

please (oneself)

To do that which fulfills one's own desires, expectations, or ambitions, especially when failing to consider those of anyone else. It really doesn't matter to me how you arrange the furniture in here, so just please yourself! Look, Tom and his wife are always going to please themselves, so don't tie up everything you want to do on this trip with them.
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please oneself

to do what one wishes. We don't mind whether you stay or not. Please yourself! The boss preferred me to work late, but he told me to please myself.
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This person will seek first to please oneself than comply with the rules that guide people toward what is right.
It is a very small step from manipulating oneself to please others to manipulating others to please oneself.
Such capacity, signaled by repeated claims to have freedom (tauata'ina) or to be able to please oneself (faiteliha pe koe), was always constrained and hemmed in by duties and obligations, but it was strongly recognized and articulated by persons, recognized and accommodated in each other.
To please one's parents and to please oneself is a conflict that many young people find themselves stuck in.
If one was a school master it was a reserved occupation; one could please oneself about joining the Army, air force or navy, or staying on to teach the children.
In the press release, he claims Magritte as a model for working only to please oneself, nose-thumbing critical opinion, and Magritte seems to drive much of the imagery as well (e.g., Pipes, 1999).