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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References in classic literature ?
Many of the Southern whites have a feeling that, if the Negro is permitted to exercise his political rights now to any degree, the mistakes of the Reconstruction period will repeat themselves. I do not think this would be true, because the Negro is a much stronger and wiser man than he was thirty-five years ago, and he is fast learning the lesson that he cannot afford to act in a manner that will alienate his Southern white neighbours from him.
But behold how annoyances repeat themselves. We had no sooner gotten rid of the Spain distress than the Gibraltar guides started another--a tiresome repetition of a legend that had nothing very astonishing about it, even in the first place: "That high hill yonder is called the Queen's Chair; it is because one of the queens of Spain placed her chair there when the French and Spanish troops were besieging Gibraltar, and said she would never move from the spot till the English flag was lowered from the fortresses.
Be it a patriotic expression during a National Day parade, the contrast between famous skyline and laymen routine, the crazy colours of a particular Dukhan sunset, a peculiar animal behaviour, the juxtaposition of separate but related imageries, or a fortunate casting of shadows, the satisfaction comes from knowing that these moments are unlikely to repeat themselves. These moments are rare, but they are worth carrying a camera everywhere in Qatar.
The scarifying ploys tend to repeat themselves, but 'Clarita's' smart storytelling tack allows its protagonist and the production itself to go beyond shock tactics.
I still, on occasions, need to ask speakers to repeat themselves and any aid wearer will agree that the biggest problem is background/ambient noise and trying to break through it.
Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you do not want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change.
Benham and Reeves director Marc von Grundherr, said: "This research considers the ups and downs of the first-time buyer market historically and how things could play out for the next generation, if these trends were to repeat themselves.
We each have our role to play, so do not let negative incidents of the past repeat themselves,' Khairuddin said.
ZN sees that the discussions about quality in mental health care continually repeat themselves. The promises to make suitable use and outcomes of care transparent, are not fulfilled.
To ask the caller to repeat themselves, the user needs to tap "I can't understand" and the caller will hear, "It's difficult to understand you at the moment.
"Like a lot of deaf people, I often shied away from things as I didn't always hear what was going on and felt uncomfortable constantly asking people to repeat themselves.
If a conversation with an agent is required, Autopilot can smoothly hand off the conversation to a contact center agent, sharing the context of that initial interaction so customers never have to repeat themselves. Autopilot is designed so that developers can write their applications once and deploy to any support channel -- including IVRs, SMS, chat, Alexa, Slack and Google Assistant -- without additional code.
She found that common threads emerged from the broad diversity of political stories in towns and cities that had experienced competitive elections since PRIAEs formation, a limited variety of patterns began to take shape and seemed to repeat themselves at every level of government.
They might repeat themselves or say something that doesn't make sense.
"The fact is that neither the chancellor nor the Treasury wants to leave the EU so they repeat themselves ever more noisily," lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, head of the European Research Group, told the Times newspaper.