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!
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Just for good measure, on the final throw of the competition, Brown Trafton topped herself, recording a mark of 213-10 before covering her face with her hands, clearly overcome with emotion.
Ms Franklin must have known depression can be alleviated by therapy, must have known that her son will face constant ribbing along the lines of "has yer mum topped herself yet?
Lady Gaga has well and truly topped herself with this record and I didn't think that was possible.
I laughed as Karina drove her cheating husband's Ferrari into their swimming pool, I smiled as Luke proposed to his pretty girlfriend, shivered uncomfortably at Luke's stalker and was genuinely worried that Bethany had topped herself on the brink of singing success.
A second throw of 130 feet, 9 inches broke the school record by more than five feet, and Siemen topped herself with a third throw of 131-11.
There was a lot of pressure on that third throw,' said Hinchcliffe, who has topped herself in each of her last four meets.