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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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"You can put this into your profile on the app and then you do not need to repeat yourself when you go and stay in our hotels elsewhere," Britchard added.
'In direct carving, you cannot repeat yourself. Each piece is unique.'
More likely, you are about to decide what to do personally, even if you have to repeat yourself. What happens on the 2nd, 6th, and particularly the 11th could impact your life throughout 2018, and beyond.
"I ran into her and said, 'What's your mum's Co-op number, can you remember?' "She told me then said, 'How the hell do we remember that?' I said, 'Do you remember me?'And she said, 'You're hard to ever forget.' Asked what Barbara's main problem was, Paul said: "You repeat yourself. If she does repeat herself, you just answer it and carry on like you haven't heard it before."
* Be prepared to repeat yourself: Most companies aren't sophisticated enough to know about the last time you called or to connect you across all their different forms of contact.
* When you feel you should get hazard pay for repetitive stress syndrome for having to repeat yourself over and over again.
A Friendly Manner Some lack the ability to make themselves understood And their manners are poor not at all good Whispering or speaking too loud Can confuse all around Try to speak slowly and be more precise And do not repeat yourself twice Speak in a pleasant friendly manner Without a stutter or a stammer Do not talk down and listen to what others have to say And you may remain friends at the end of the day Treat and speak to people with due respect And you may just achieve your object.
You have to know what it is [that] they liked about the franchise in the first place, and give them enough that they feel like they're getting what they paid for, but not repeat yourself so much that they feel like they've already seen the movie," Damon said.
He added: "I think you want to exercise different muscles and don't want to repeat yourself or you'll get bored."
Repeat yourself. Sometimes people are so conditioned to one way of being, they assume it'll always be thus.
But you don't want to have a formula or repeat yourself. Each individual project asks you to combine the way the director wants to tell the story and what the script tells you.