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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Some cottage pie fans are so upset that they've topped themselves. With mashed potato obviously.
MANILA -- After coming back from an early 22point deficit to win Game 1 in overtime, the Aces topped themselves again on Sunday night.
You don't get any pessimistic Hibs supporters, they all topped themselves years ago."
They have been held in the highest esteem here at TMC for many decades and although I didn't think it possible, they just topped themselves.
Once again the folks at Brownells have topped themselves. This brand new catalog comes in at a whopping 576 pages.
Yet even they may have topped themselves with their black comedy thriller Burn After Reading, which alongside usual Coen suspects Clooney, Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins introduces some big names new to the Coen canon - Pitt, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton.
Thus we get Tommy T rotoutripe, spokesman for well-known bookmakers Thumbscrew and Overround, reporting: ``It's been carnage, four managers in Essex have topped themselves and only yesterday our managing director, Ferdinand Phatcat, had to downgrade his new yacht order to the 140-foot model.
Speaking about the 23-year-old Manchester United midfielder's torrid time last summer after he was shown the red card during England's World Cup defeat by Argentina, Adams added: "A lot of people would have topped themselves over that." She told Vogue the couple, reported to be worth pounds 18 million, are best friends first - and lovers second.
Some, like John Reid, took their own chibs into the billiard room and topped themselves.
The supporters who love to get manically depressive about Scottish football probably won't even be reading this - they'll all have topped themselves by now.