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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We are constantly repeating ourselves and appealing to the authorities, but we are getting no answers, answer, let alone a concrete action,' said Edin Moranjkic, advisor to the Mayor of Bihac.
Rehman tells me that we should keep repeating ourselves until we are heard.
Quoted in Australia's Daily Telegraph, Waller said: "It's obvious that people want to know more about her and it's hard to find new ways to be able to convey to people what she's like without repeating ourselves in the media or at the races, so this will certainly give a better understanding into what goes towards preparing a horse for a big race.
"If action isn't taken, then we will find ourselves here next year repeating ourselves while young people are let down."
He said: "We're still breaking new ground, not just repeating ourselves.
But a settlement will not come about by repeating ourselves and sticking to our differences.
We've had several weddings on the show and we don't like repeating ourselves. So we did this one a bit differently."
It's been great but we felt like we were just repeating ourselves and the only way to change was to physically change the way we were making music," adds Ross.
We keep repeating ourselves each year but I think now is the time to really kick on.
This is because we apparently live our lives in patterns and repeating ourselves is in our DNA.
Moreover, we sang before about the feelings people have towards the country nowadays, anything further would be a form of repeating ourselves.
We didn't want to feel like we were repeating ourselves at all, so even though this is our debut, we wrote nearly all the songs specifically for it.
"Some of us are put in a box or we put ourselves in a box and we keep repeating ourselves because we like to work.
A1 was gleeful asking us to write without repeating ourselves. The unusual word count of one-hundred seems okay, yet his first constraint rules out anadiplosis or epanalepsis: every anaphora is anathema.
And, at the risk of repeating ourselves, that firmly remains the case today.