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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Quinn (Dianna Agron), one of the cheerleaders, tells her, "You have to find a way to top yourself.
We've had trolls on Facebook and you have to learn not to take it seriously or you'd top yourself.
YouhavetoworkWITHpeople, not push them down when you think you are on top yourself.
The Campaign is a political 'comedy' for numbskulls, bereft of wit, satire and all hope - the kind of film that could make you want to top yourself rather than go out and vote.
On the blind side of the foot of the double stairs of the bridge you top yourself up.
You can spend as little as $250 if you mount only one vise (you can add the second later) and you make the top yourself (see "3 Top Options" at left).
How can you top yourself in the gift department when your dad is walking around with one of your kidneys?
It's better not to be too hot on maths as you chuck things in your trolley or you'd top yourself before you got to the till.
That's why you're in the game - you want to play at the top yourself.
I said, 'Mario, you can never be in the business of trying to top yourself.
NA message to Britain's worst car paint sprayer, Albert Square's Garry Hobbs: Gaz, Lynn Slater divorcing you is not a reason to top yourself.
And if that's not enough, then top yourself up with Obsessions, a show totally dedicated to celebrity stalkers.
You're always continually trying to top yourself, trying to do a better job, trying to keep the quality of the work up.
Anything you do, the older you get the harder it is to top yourself.
If you gave up everything that's bad for you, you might as well top yourself anyway.