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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You can't keep topping yourself when you're at such a height.
It's a long winded way to go about topping yourself, so you have to give the man credit first for rumbling the ruse and then for admitting he'd been fooled.
It was the kind of place you'd go for one last weekend before topping yourself.
And I remember a (very large and very red-faced) national newspaper journalist looking at me as if I was mad many years ago as I discussed the acute hangovers you can suffer after having just a few beers following several AFDs: "Just do what I do and drink six pints every night - that way you'll never get a hangover, because you're just topping yourself up all the time.
Now with the second movie, ``The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers,'' comes the new challenge - topping yourself.