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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On this occasion, you may have surpassed yourself. For some, choosing to be single will not go down too well.
On this occasion you may have surpassed yourself. For some, choosing to be single will not go down too well.
Joe, with the fantastic transfer business you have carried out, you have surpassed yourself!
Sezer: "Darling, I have to say you surpassed yourself there, absolutely amazing."
Well done, Gemini, you have learnt a lesson and faced with a challenge you have not only risen to it but surpassed yourself. Now claim your reward.