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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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President Trump's comments had nothing to do with race, it is just played that way by race-baiting Democrats and the Main Stream Media (But I repeat myself).
'I hate to repeat myself but I'd rather get the win and score zero,' said Pessumal, who broke the previous mark set by Mike Tolomia, who went 6-of-6, on Sept.
Zakharova added that London acts according to the principle "we accuse you, you defend yourself", saying that "I will repeat myself: before Chepiga, we would like to see Skripal".
"I'm usually hellbent on trying not to repeat myself. But if after 30-odd years, I play a phrase that reminds me of one of my old songs, I'm not going to flagellate myself over it."
'And I am going to repeat myself, we have taken a position, we are not going to say sorry, that position is Olusola Eleka for Governor.'
Basically, I do not want to repeat myself. That will make me and you people bored.
Unsworth, a former Everton defender, who also stepped into the breach when Roberto Martinez was fired in May 2016, said: "I'll repeat myself from the last time I was sat here, 18 months ago - who wouldn't want this job?
"I am sorry to repeat myself but we always can do better and we will do better.
I have a cut-off point of having to repeat myself three times before I switch to Comedy American Accent, which sounds a bit like Billy Connolly doing an impression of someone from Friends.
"I have already explained that after several matches why so I don't have to repeat myself but if we had started well, we could have been the champions."
"Wherever I go people are asking me to repeat myself, they just generally don't understand Scottish culture, this is the deep south so people aren't at all like they are back home in Hamilton.
I really hope I am going to be able to repeat myself and win another big title before the end of the year," Murray added in the same article.
I try never to repeat myself. It's a big world out there.
I don't want to repeat myself. In fact, I have thought and written about three characters that I would love to play in the future but I don't want to reveal them now," he said.
Mark Twain said, "Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself!"