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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outdated Having an erect penis.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 (one or oneself) proud

1. To do something well and cause one or oneself to 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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(as) proud as a peacock

Proud to the point of arrogance, vanity, or boastfulness. Tom's been as proud as a peacock ever since he found out he came in top of the class—he hasn't missed a single opportunity to remind us. He looks like a total douchebag, strutting around the club proud as a peacock in his cheap suit and gold chains.
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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 someone proud

1 act in a way that gives someone cause to feel pleased or satisfied. 2 treat someone with lavish generosity or honour. informal
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do somebody ˈproud

(old-fashioned, British English) look after a guest very well, especially by giving them good food, entertainment, etc: We spent the holidays with them and they really did us proud.
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do yourself/somebody ˈproud

do something that makes you proud of yourself or that makes other people proud of you: The team did us proud by winning 3-0 on Saturday.
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do (one) proud

To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.
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The rich tapestry of firsthand anecdotes throughout the work, however, makes No Prouder Place truly special.
We couldn't be prouder of our team's work in 2006, and are grateful to IGN.
We were proud to be British, but even prouder to be part of a human race that had just defeated facism.
You would go a long way to find anyone prouder of wearing the Aberdeen jersey than sixties star Ally Shewan.
Rossvale boss Martin Lauchlan said: "I couldn't be any prouder of the boys as Musselburgh are a top side.
And Martinez said: "In terms of the performance, the character and the phases of good football we produced I couldn't be prouder.
I feel prouder than ever to belong to this group, this generation.
Fonda's brother Peter Fonda said that he had never been prouder of the actress and he knew Dad was proud of her as well.
If the Thandi brothers are willing to put up a fine building (in keeping with the privileged place it holds) and provide food, clean toilets and maybe tea gardens and beer gardens we will have a place to be even prouder than we have now.
I couldn't be prouder of Becky and I love the fact she is getting so many more chances than I did at her age.
The writer, who has become one of the wealthiest women in the UK on the back of her books, said she is prouder of the way she coped as a single parent than of any other part of her life.
THE Welsh NHS is in such a fragile state, it does not need yet another manager, it needs an inspirational leader who can instil pride; someone who can make each person determined to make their ward, surgery, department, office the best in the country, ensure them that their input and their decisions are important, and are not going to overridden by someone they didn't even know existed, so that each of them understands where they fit in to its structure, so they are proud to tell the world that they are part of the Welsh NHS and even prouder that they work in Ward xxxx.
NFU Mutual agent Sioned Lloyd (left) presents the sponsored shirts Sioned said: "I'm proud to see our name on the shirt but even prouder to expand our community involvement.
I couldn't be any prouder of all three of the children and I just hope my daughter Melissa is as keen.
Hard to tell what the club's management was prouder to show off, center fielder Juan Pierre and pitcher Randy Wolf or the Dodgers shirts that have undergone a slight but significant redesign for 2007 to restore players' names to the backs.