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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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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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More than one member of my leadership team has received from me the following e-mail reply: "Please yourself and I will be tickled to death."
No doubt you could do with some "me" time, so make sure you build into the remaining holiday a couple of hours every day when you can please yourself what you do and not have to be at the beck and call of others.
The ability to please yourself first, while still caring about others' feelings, is a truly wonderful quality.
Please yourself. Remember, the most important reason to maintain your healthy lifestyle is you.
Make sure you spread the paint properly to avoid runs and take your time using the correct brushes and rollers, I suppose you will be the judge on the end result so it's easy to please yourself. If the bath is plastic, I would avoid paint as there is too much flexing and movement for a coat of paint to stay on.
Good luck!" And old friend Robert Gledhill says: "Having long suspected you were an idiotpathic" - (the name is idiopathic, but please yourself) - "I suggest you take quinine sulphate tablets whenever an attack occurs."
And just time after time after time, people just won us over with their charm and their respect and their dedication" TV presenter Eamonn Holmes who met billionaires the world over for a new TV series "There's no key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everyone so make sure you please yourself " Singer Ed Sheeran "I knew I was an actress even when I was tiny.
This has been urging you to re-evaluate the basis of your world, for above all else you should please yourself. You can put the finishing touches on changes at home.
It''s hard not to love the opening track Please Yourself - made with Steven''s cheapo guitar (a pounds 130 Danelectro) that recalls Elvis Costello's Pump It Up.
I am too sensible to suggest that you continue your revelries into the night on Broad Street, but you can please yourself and stay on here, or retrace your steps back to the Odeon.
As for plants, please yourself. Trailing fuchsias, geraniums and petunias will cost about 75p each.
In fact, it crosses your mind to do the opposite of what you'd planned just to please yourself. Careful, your love life could suffer if you do.