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proud below the navel

outdated Having an erect penis. Primarily heard in UK. A: "I think that Sir Edgar grows proud below the navel every time he sees you, dear sister." B: "Oh, hush! Someone from the garden might hear us!"
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do (someone or oneself) proud

1. To do something well and feel pride as a result. You really directed a fantastic play, Janet—you've done yourself proud! I know that math is a tough subject for you, so you really did me proud by getting an A- this semester.
2. To be very conscientious when hosting someone. Oh, I had a wonderful stay at Anna's house—she was a very attentive host and really did me proud.
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do oneself proud

to have done a very fine job. That's super! You've done yourself proud! I feel like I've done myself proud by earning high honors.
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do someone proud

to make someone proud. Bill's kids sure did him proud at the boat race. Mary resolved she would do her friends proud.
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*proud as a peacock

 and *vain as a peacock
overly proud; vain. (*Also: as ~.) Mike's been strutting around proud as a peacock since he won that award. I sometimes think Elizabeth must spend all day admiring herself in a mirror. She's as vain as a peacock.
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do someone proud

1. Also, do credit to someone. Be a source of honor, distinction, or pride. For example, She did us proud, handling the problem with such aplomb, or Your new title does you credit. [Early 1800s]
2. Treat someone or oneself generously or extravagantly, as in You really did us proud with that banquet. [Early 1800s]
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proud as a peacock

Having a very high opinion of oneself, filled with or showing excessive self-esteem. For example, She strutted about in her new outfit, proud as a peacock. This simile alludes to the male peacock, with its colorful tail that can be expanded like a fan, which has long symbolized vanity and pride. Chaucer used it in The Reeve's Tail: "As any peacock he was proud and gay." [1200s]
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do (one) proud

To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.
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The Colorado Proud program was created by the Colorado Department of Agriculture in 1999 to promote Colorado food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in the state.
In addition to the 54% who are extremely proud to be an American, 27% say they are "very proud," 14% say they are "moderately proud," 4% are "only a little proud" and 1% state that they are "not at all proud.
Samantha Hunter: "Well done young man, your parents will be so proud.
Answering the second part of the question, the 66-year-old star said that he's least proud of the mistakes he made that caused his family pain and split them up.
According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, 26% Pakistanis are proud of Pakistan because it has the atomic bomb.
Before he was arrested, Proud had stayed with 44-year-old Ivin, said prosecutor Rachel Masters yesterday.
JennyParry Proud to have been there 2day - it just wasn''t our time @sharpeytheJACK commiserations to @Wrexham_FC - go on and win the league next season on a plus side you''ve got ur derby back next season
We're certainly a proud nation when it comes to our culture, sense of humour and our heritage.
PaulgSlatter: No #diamond jubilee doesn't make me proud.
But rather then dwell on the disappointment; Proud has worked to establish herself as an international regular, competing at the Commonwealth Games last year and this year's World Championships.
Kri* Good luck boys, you've already made us proud now it's time for you all to make history.
I THINK the Irish and Proud Campaign is to be congratulated on its work around getting people to identify their Irishness (ECHO letters, 'Irish and Proud', February 21 and 'Embrace your history', March 3) to ensure resources are focused appropriately as well as celebrating Irishness.
The department said it was reviewing the policy on diplomats writing blogs after Ian Proud wrote for the website of The Nation, a Thai national newspaper.
Adam's mother, Kelly Ann Johnson, said she is proud of her son for knowing what to do and doing it while she was at work.
As the voice of the industry, REBNY is among the driving forces that keep it strong and I am proud to be able to play a part and humbled to have been asked to serve as its chairman.