top (one)self

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top (one)self

1. To commit suicide. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Did you hear that his father topped himself over the weekend?" B: "Yeah, I can't believe it. Everyone is still in shock."
2. To outdo or outperform one's previous effort(s) or achievement(s). Primarily heard in US. Wow, you've really topped yourself with these cupcakes, Stephen!
See also: top
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All I need is a week to top myself up and get that sharpness back ahead of playing competitive football.
If it wasn't for [my friends] Frank and Karen, I'd walk into the sea and top myself.
Ever since then, I was inspired to take the Kuwaiti flag to the top myself, and I set it as one of my personal goals for 2016," said Ishiyama.
tragic Winehouse "If I really thought I was famous, I'd top myself," Winehouse tells one journalist early in the film, her words casting a shadow over subsequent scenes of triumph as her album, Frank, leaves critics reaching for superlatives and she storms America with the follow-up Back To Black, earning five Grammy awards including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.
Mainly because my dad always says to me, "If I ever get to a stage where I can't fend for myself, I shall top myself.
I've written over 1,000 songs in the last 58 years and they keep growing, they develop, I have to top myself - it's boring if you don't raise the level.
Mr Foster had told ex-business associate Mark Bassett that one option out of his financial difficulty would be to take his own life, saying: "Jesus, they are not having my stuff, I will top myself before that.
Mr Bassett said Mr Foster had told him: "Jesus, they are not having my stuff, I will top myself before that.
He said: "I sat on the apron of the ring that night and the first thought that I had was to top myself.
It's set in a high rise and I have a nervous breakdown, fall in love with Dawn and then top myself.
No, I think I'd top myself before contemplating either
Strachan: "Well I'm not going to crawl away, lock myself in a room and top myself, am I?
Candy Morgan I've never watched soaps, seeing clips makes me want to top myself and the story lines seem to rotate over a few years.