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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Don't mind repeating yourself. Give me all the details, one after another, to the end."
"And half the time you give up, because you're just constantly repeating yourself, and then you have to live that trauma over and over again.
I don't know why it's taken so long for this to become an issue - it just proves that you have to keep repeating yourself before women will listen."
Though you may want to dig deeper to avoid repeating yourself. True, you may talk about the state of the world just to break the ice.
| Repeat the same thing over and over After a couple of drinks, you may not realise just how many times you are repeating yourself.
It's more interesting than repeating yourself," notes Oklahoma-born Ron, who made his directorial debut in 1977 with the comedy Grand Theft Auto, and in 1986 co-founded the production company Imagine Entertainment, with long-time producing partner Brian Grazer.
When you do that often, with honesty, you will know when you are repeating yourself. Basically you are interested in transcending yourself and tapping into that place where new inspiration and new ideas and creation come from.
Pouting, raising your voice, or endlessly repeating yourself only reinforces that you have nothing important to contribute.
You just feel like you're repeating yourself. There's a new manager who has come in, [pounds sterling]40million or [pounds sterling]50million has been spent but you watch it and it's still the same.
If I didn't agree with you the first time, what makes you think repeating yourself will change my mind?
"You just hope they take on board the message you try and get across, so you are not repeating yourself too often.
' Countless things are rubbish about getting older, and not just the on-set of eye bags, noticing your knees creaking when you're walking up the stairs or the fact you start repeating yourself and talking about the weather all the time, just like your Great Aunt Nelly before you.
It's not feeling obliged or forced or repeating yourself," Mirror quoted her as telling French Elle.
Fill in all fields even if you are repeating yourself.