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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outdated Having an erect penis.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 feeling of peacefulness there was a proudness to it, there was never any anger.
President Al-Bashir said that his honoring by the African Dignity and Pride Forum in Addis Ababa was honoring to the Sudanese people and its Armed Forces which has created the victories and protected Sudan dignity and pride, expressing his proudness on his belonging to the Armed Forces since 50 years.
His Majesty praised BTV programmes which reflected the depth of the Bahraini people's delight and proudness on this occasion.
The feeling of proudness in Shahnameh is reluted to nonmaterial victories as well as material victories and because of this it has been meaning ful and alive even in our period (Ibid, 175).
You are a very special man, the one that we call Dad, your stubbornness and proudness drove us mad.
Don Newcombe, the MVP and Cy Young Award winner in Brooklyn, defines swagger as ``an air of importance'' and ``a proudness.
The limp Portuguese flags now have a proudness, fluttering in an imaginary breeze after the cross-border victory over Spain.
He expressed Sudan proudness over the activity being carried out by the international and regional at the international and regional levels and at the African level, a matter that resulted in creation of an African conviction on the necessity of withdrawal from membership of the International Criminal Court - that its corruption and the fabrication of evidence have become evident.
His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed his proudness and appreciation towards His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and First Deputy Prime Minister on His Royal Highness's sincere efforts which ensured the successfulness of the Formula One and the Kingdom of Bahrain's prestigious position on the map of international motorsports, praising at the same time the role of BIC's board of directors who have provided the factors of success and portrayed the Kingdom of Bahrain's brightest image.