take it on (oneself) to (do something)

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take it on (oneself) to (do something)

To decide to do something even though it was not one's responsibility. I took it on myself to print out these information packets for the meeting since I knew the data might be confusing. The kids took it on themselves to wash your car—I'm so proud of them for doing it without being told!
See also: on, take
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take it on/upon yourself to do something

decide to do something without asking anyone for permission: He took it upon himself to dismiss my secretary, which he had no right to do.
See also: on, something, take, upon
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