repeat (oneself)

(redirected from repeated itself)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.
See also: repeat
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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]
See also: repeat
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
This scene has repeated itself over the years, from early America to France to Iran to present-day Afghanistan.
History repeated itself for May Hughes in the Lanarkshire Women's County Championship at Cathkin Braes.
Ever referred to monolithically as "the Africans" or sometimes differentiated as "naked Dinka," "naked [Maasai] warriors," and also, inevitably "noble" and "elegant," the only individuals to emerge are the cook "borrowed" from her mother's estate as a companion for photographic safaris, and a young guide who, when he becomes Ricciardi's lover, inspires the musings, "At one with him, I was at one with Africa, an experience which never repeated itself in sheer physical intensity.
Eliasson had removed the glass panels from the large skylight overhead, leaving only the latticed metal frame, which inverted and repeated itself in mirrors on the walls.
The cycle repeated itself for several minutes before the molecules stayed dark for a long time, apparently turned off for good.
This pattern of an eerie stillness just before eruption repeated itself two months after the deadly blast.
Full browser ?