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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That's why we like to make it extra-special in Liverpool where we started out, and this year I think we have surpassed ourselves with the sweet factory theme, "It's going to be a fantastic festive season for all the family at TJ Hughes, so come down and enjoy the fun."
It's great to see all the kids excited by Christmas and enjoying a traditional grotto, that's why we like to make it extra special in Liverpool where we started out and this year I think we have surpassed ourselves with the sweet factory theme,
"The line-up we have organised for 2nd and 3rd February 2017 is very exciting and once again we have surpassed ourselves in attracting some of the biggest, best and most exciting current artists", said Girish Anil Bhat, the managing director of Done Events.
"We performed where people thought we would in the first Test in South Africa and probably surpassed ourselves in the second.
"Oh Farquhar, I think we've surpassed ourselves with this year's line-up.
The word of the Chron travels far and wide - but this time even we have surpassed ourselves.
"I don't think we have surpassed ourselves in this competition," said Fairbrother.
Speaking about the event, Camp and Furnace's Internal Events producer Bill Price, said: "We've really surpassed ourselves this year with our Christmas offering, bringing a nostalgic feel to the venue this December; event-goers are going to have a brilliant time.
"We really surpassed ourselves and took 0.9 seconds off our personal best, which is kind of unheard of really, so we are all delighted.
"When I took over we were in the bottom three and it did take us a while to climb out of it, but we expected top half of the table and we've surpassed ourselves."
Paul Dempsey, president Global Markets, BBC Worldwide, said: "Once again we've surpassed ourselves. We'll be teasing the new-look Top Gear, celebrating the full spectrum of British crime drama, launching the follow-up to one of the BBC's most successful natural history programmes and introducing a stunning slate of UK dramas."