surpass (oneself)

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surpass (oneself)

To do better in some activity or deed than one has ever been able to accomplish. The president has surpassed himself with this State of the Union address, delivering one of the most powerful and inspiring speeches in recent memory. Congratulations, team, each and everyone of you surpassed yourselves on this project!
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surpass oneself

To do the best that one ever has done at a given activity.
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Her drive to always surpass herself in her artistic research brought her to explore other possibilities and it is within the particularities of porcelain, its transparency, that she found a few new possibilities to follow.
If Islington, winner last time of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and just about the best mare in the world, is going to win this one she's going to have to surpass herself, as her mainly male opponents include Breeders' Cup Turf dead-heater Johar, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner Ange Gabriel, last year's Japan Cup runner-up Sarafan, Cox Plate hero Fields Of Omagh and the Japanese champion Symboli Kris S, who recently became the first horse to repeat a victory in the Tenno Sho (Autumn Cup).
But she somehow managed to surpass herself at the Great Britain National Long Course Championships - by shattering FOUR world records.
Just when you think the Estee Lauder mannequin couldn't possibly surpass herself, into the limelight she glides - and the tongues hang out all over again.