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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It should not be difficult, for she repeated herself from day to day and yet did it with a quaint unreasonableness that was ever yielding fresh delight.
She repeated herself, repeated the word "goat," so I thought she probably meant it.
Asked what she thought of calls for her family to give up managing control of the carrier, she repeated herself.
passport, which identifies Iran as my birthplace, and repeated herself: "But is there a synagogue you attend in Boston, even occasionally?
"It's been an interesting year," Smith said - and when I suggested it wasn't how I might have described it, she repeated herself, and said the story of the season - work the puzzle without this piece, and then that one, and now the other - has been intriguing, if not encouraging.
The controller repeated herself. I heard distinctly the phonetic words for IGORR, but I simply drew a blank.
When the woman did not understand her, my daughter repeated herself and rephrased what she wanted to say until she was understood.
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