please (oneself)

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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 yourself

set phrase I accept your decision or preference; suit yourself. The phrase typically implies that the speaker disagrees with (and is perhaps irritated by) the decision. A: "I would just rather not go to a wedding where I won't know anyone." B: "Fine, please yourself. I'll just go by myself."
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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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ˌplease yourˈself

(spoken) used to tell somebody that you are annoyed with them and do not care what they do: ‘I don’t think I’ll bother finishing this.’ ‘Please yourself.’
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ˌplease yourˈself

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ˌdo as you ˈplease

be able to do whatever you like: There were no children to cook for, so we could just please ourselves.
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