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screw (one)self up to concert pitch

To prepare for any event or crisis that may occur. My dad is nervous about me driving so far on my own, so I'm sure he's screwed himself up to concert pitch and is stationed by the phone in case I call.
See also: concert, pitch, screw, up

shit (one)self

1. rude slang Literally, to defecate while still wearing one's clothing. I need you to pull over the car right now, or else I'm going to shit myself!
2. rude slang By extension, to be very surprised. When I saw that the magazine had published my letter to the editor, I practically shit myself!
See also: shit

give (one) enough rope to hang (one)self

To give one the opportunity to do something wrong or detrimental to oneself, because one will usually do it. The saying expressess the belief that someone does not need to interfere to bring about one's downfall. Don't interrupt him with questions. Just let him keep talking and he'll incriminate himself. Give him enough rope to hang himself!
See also: enough, give, hang, rope
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Be careful there son- the last time I let a fan put themself in my shoes, they just took off running and sold them on Ebay.
Sal must explain themself multiple times throughout the book, an issue some members of the LGBTQ+ community will relate to.
Especially new players and foreigner players who find some kind of difficulty and people need time to adapt themself."
A feisty young detective tries to crack a difficult murder case, hoping to make a name for themself and NEw secure that all-important step up the corporate ladder.
While each image is accompanied by inspirational writing, the reader is invited to explore and interpret for themself.
"We would urge anyone who finds themself in a similar situation to her to make contact with us.
Instead of utilizing a promising channel, it has been exploited to the point that some of us lose their minds whenever they hear the word "influencer" and want to jump off a bridge when they are introduced to someone who proudly calls themself an "influencer".
And while there is loss, in turns there is much more attention paid to the various ways shared experiences allow each character to come into themself more fully.
"According to information I have received, at the entrance to the Ataturk Airport international terminal a terrorist first opened fire with a Kalashnikov and then blew themself up," he said in comments broadcast by CNN Turk.
"Tesla is a hardcore technology company, which means that anyone leading a team of engineers must be an outstanding engineer themself, as well as a good leader. Chris demonstrated exactly that in his prior role at Aston Martin, creating in the One-77 what was arguably their best car ever," Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk said of Porritt in a (http://ir.teslamotors.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=762317) statement from May 2013.
"I remember my dad showing me the headline in the paper actually and I remember not quite understanding, I didn't quite get that somebody could kill themself. I remember being quite mystified by it.
Another describing themself as an "anxious patient" said: "I've been trying to see my doctor now for a couple of months and am just unable to get an appointment with them."
Birds right behind, position themself to make use of this rising, upwash current!
The Saxon State plans, technical themself REVOSax the database.
have an unstable sense of identity, such as thinking differently about themself depending on who they are with