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

expression 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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


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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My wife, who is 55, is only interested in pleasing herself and she's been texting this man day and night.
She wanted to dominate.' Miuccia Prada, meanwhile, 'dominates the runway and the fashion press season after season by pleasing herself.' Thus with a 'dominatrix' on one side and an 'esocentric' on the other, the stage is set for their 'impossible conversations'.
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She says she's enjoying the freedom of pleasing herself after years of having the responsibility of being a wife and mother.