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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outdated Having an erect penis.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 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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Back in 1996 came my second proudest moment came when Bob Scott, the chairman of the club at the time, and his board elected me as a life member of the Club.
She highly values the connection she formed with her aunt after the event, and it became her Proudest Moment.
The lads were fantastic to me and congratulated me - it really was the proudest moment of my career.
The answer to our immigration problems cannot be to destroy one of our oldest and proudest American traditions--and the secret of our success as a nation of immigrants.
Becoming an Honorary Freeman of Newcastle upon Tyne is Sir Bobby Robson's proudest moment of his life, he says.
The hard work and community spirit demonstrated by all those involved makes this one of Davis' proudest achievements--that and the fact that the roof is still holding up
William Westfield commented: "This is the proudest moment of my 37-year education career.
When asked to state her department's proudest achievement, Hinchman doesn't even blink: "I would have to say, Sarbanes-Oxley, because we were able to really promote the true values of FEI and have them embedded in the final statute.
I am grateful to be able to share one of the proudest moments of my life with everyone here.
Proudest career moment: A huge staff reduction was under way when Adams inherited the Merchant Services group, which handles all point-of-sale purchases for First Data clients.
Dear Dad, you have always been a great father and a great friend, and the proudest time of my life has been my afternoons with you on the sidelines.
But let's think for just a moment about hiring 100,000 additional public school teachers, the proudest pedagogical boast of last year's federal budgeteers.
Drawing from a shrewd and complex analysis of the culture wars by Richard Goldstein of The Village Voice, and taking his quotes out of context, Scott singles out the left's proudest achievements--Gay Day at Disneyworld and "the cornucopia of abject degradation that is popular music.
Unquestionably one of Brescia's proudest distinctions is its being the birthplace (i.
if I have to name the one accomplishment I'm proudest of, I think it's probably achieving collaboration.