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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But he said the toll on him and his family had been devastating, adding: "My life's been a waste of time, I've considered a few times topping myself but I wanted to prove that I'm not this person...I'm not that animal in the statements, I wouldn't do that.
Because I can't keep topping myself because I'll just combust at some point,'' Perry said.
Kery said: "If I had stayed with Mark I would have either overdosed on cocaine or ended up topping myself because I didn't know how to get out of it.
I never thought about topping myself. I can't top myself.
"Sharon was ready to leave me, her two kids who are great, and who I absolutely adore, had had enough, and it was around that time I decided topping myself was the only way out.
"I wasn't topping myself before the Norwich game thinking we were having a lousy time, but results weren't good so getting the win over the champions was good.
The only way I thought I could get it was by topping myself. I was totally messed up, out of control.
'If de Niro stops making films I'm topping myself.' Well at least he's accepted the great one is away but there will be as many Barcelona tops, with No.17 on the back, at Parkhead next season as the Hoops.
Five years ago I was in a similar situation and was on the point of topping myself.
"I had woken up every single night for weeks and crept downstairs to consider the various ways of topping myself, whether to garrotte myself, shoot myself or whatever..."