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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Recently the snappers have surpassed themselves with some stunning shots from around the city and surrounding countryside.
Now at the helm of The Westin Bahrain City Centre and Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre, as reservations surpassed themselves and they were selling rooms faster than the speed of light -- the housekeeping team was having a tough day as five called in sick.
However, Birmingham City Council have surpassed themselves again.
THE season of goodwill has been and gone; however, Birmingham City Council have surpassed themselves again.
Beverley Park estate residents of all ages surpassed themselves with a magnificent number of entries at this year's fantastic scarecrow festival.
At the time it was dubbed the trial of the century, and the BBC have surpassed themselves for their portrayal of the Jeremy Thorpe trial in A Very English Scandal.
But the SPA have surpassed themselves in the last week in incompetence.
TN surpassed themselves in the third quarter to pour 32 points on a shellshocked Bradford and all but secure their passage into the Final Fours.
Often pigeon-holed as the ultimate cheesy pop act, the members of Steps surpassed themselves by singing powerfully emotive version of I Know Him So Well from Chess, and then capped things off with the musical version of their hit Tragedy from Saturday Night Fever.
During the past weekend, both Levante and Getafe, two of the divisions more unfashionable teams, surpassed themselves.
From starfish to sharks and lifeboatmen to lighthouses, the woolly wonders have surpassed themselves this time, with crew members from the Redcar Lifeboat Station, opposite the latest display, among the group's biggest fans.
They have surpassed themselves. Yesterday graduates, today globally successful musicians, and they've stayed grounded the entire time.
It is a truly breathtaking enterprise, and, Bloodaxe, always the most inventive and comprehensive of anthologisers, have surpassed themselves. There is also a touring production beginning in Coventry on 31 October 2014 and travelling round the country, with dates and venues posted on http://livepoetry.org.uk.
LLANRUG UNITED ALTHOUGH Llanrug have always been a decent side in the Welsh Alliance League, this season they surpassed themselves.