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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outdated Having an erect penis.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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