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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outdated Having an erect penis.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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I proudly display the senior pictures of my two grown children.
But I kept it under the cost limit of $75,'' she said proudly, twirling around with a swoosh of her skirt.
I spoke to a Cuban military officer who proudly related how Cuba diverted Cuban-bound Soviet ground-to-air missiles to the Viet Cong.
Prince Philip and his son Charles killed 50 animals in one day's shoot and a photo shows the Royal Family and friends standing proudly over a dead tiger, killed by Prince Philip while riding on the back of an elephant.
Despite his years - all 94 of them - Mr Taylor refused to use his wheelchair, instead walking proudly with his military grandsons on the milelong route as part of the commemorations of the anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations.
We enjoy the opportunity to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage throughout the month of May, and our commitment proudly continues throughout the year through the many community events we sponsor in the Asian Pacific American community.
Ania Wen Roberts proudly took part in |the parade at Caernarfon
Macintosh Electric Corp has been proudly serving the Vets of Westchester County and New York City since 1994.
Beautiful early evening light allowed The Journal's Simon Greener to capture this picture of St Nicholas's Cathedral rising proudly from Newcastle city centre >
Kiefer Sutherland proudly sported the new tartan top alongside his Scots 24 co-star Ross McCall last night.
The banner was proudly marched through Coventry Cathedral on Sunday, November 3 with the sound of the RAF March Past resonating throughout the magnificent expanse.
The flag was relocated to a nearby location to bypass regulations used by the authorities and a flag still flutters proudly, visible for miles around.
I have it today, it sits proudly amongst a few of his treasures and alongside a photo of him in our home in Spain.
Candies, cakes, dresses, illuminations, vehicles and a lot more proudly display red, black, white and green, the colours of the national flag.
With Arsenal trailing went off proudly clutching the former Gunners 1-0 to a third-minute Van Persie goal, Santos 1-0 to a third-minute Van Persie goal, Santos went off proudly clutching the former Gunners hero's top - and sparked a Twitter onslaught.