repeat (oneself)

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repeat (oneself)

To repeat what one has previously done or stated. Be sure to take detailed notes, because I will not repeat myself. People surprised at the sudden shift in public opinion would do well to remember that history tends to repeat itself.
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repeat oneself

Express oneself in the same way or with the same words, as in Grandma forgets she has told us this story before and repeats herself over and over, or This architect tends to repeat himself-all his houses look alike. A well-known version of this idiom is the proverb History repeats itself, first recorded (in English) in 1561. For example, Her mother also married when she was 18-history repeats itself. [Mid-1800s]
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We've been fortunate enough to attend dinners or events styled by Cebu's style arbiter Teresin Mendezona, but we have yet to see her repeat herself. No two 'Tita Teresin's'-as she is called with fondness by friends and associates-arrangements and stylings are the same, whether they are for weddings or for Cebu's significant events.
Now, I am no musician but I am pretty sure she only had one song in her and her son only one chord but she was quite happy to repeat herself again and again as we all snapped her photo.
But, close pal and comedian Paul O'Grady revealed Babs, 81, does sometimes repeat herself.
"Just don't tell anyone I'm paying for this, okay?" Ayala said first according to the screenshot, before going on to repeat herself, "Just DON'T tell anyone right now, okay?"
She stated that she frequently had to repeat herself with her hearing-impaired friends.
For the character of Eddie Mannix (played by Josh Brolin), a more benign version of the actual MGM executive and "fixer," Zophres admits she was trying not to repeat herself on work she did for another Brolin vehicle set in the same time period, "Gangster Squad," in which he wears a fedora; in "Hail, Caesar!," he sports a homburg.
An example, almost at random--'She turned her head away, and he had to ask her to repeat herself because she mumbled the words.
(I know I sound like your elderly aunt that likes to repeat herself, but if you have not read any of my columns before, I come from the Philippines where health care is mostly paid for out of pocket, so how we treated patients was severely limited by how much the patient could afford.) I was wrong.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Atanes reinforced her opinion by posting that incase they did not read her tweet properly, she would repeat herself, and added 'f**k' France and 'f**k' Deschamps to her tweet again.
When the nurse said she could see two heartbeats, I had to ask her to repeat herself. It took a while for the news to sink in because we had always planned to have two children, but not necessarily at the same time!
She has to repeat herself over and over to George, who seems very confused.
She tries never to repeat herself which makes less for comfortable greatest hits shows and more for intelligent, questioning, moving and quite often hilarious evenings of mutual, good-natured confusion and dialogue between artist and audience.
There was no need for the vocalist to repeat herself, since clusters of spectators did get up from their chairs to dance, swing and waltz.
I cannot recall how the conversation led to her statement, but what she said was along this line: "I want a man who can pay my bills and rent, or at least just one of the two." Thinking that I might have misunderstood her, I kindly asked her to repeat herself, and she confidently said it exactly as the first time.