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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The trail mostly runs through the woods but the tops themselves are covered with meadows and rocks.
They later debated the issue, while wearing hooded tops themselves. A spokesman for the youth parliament said"The First Minister was glad to accept the hoodie.
If you discount the occasional reminiscences of the surviving Mop Tops themselves and the scurrilous Albert Goldman assassination of John Lennon currently being regurgitated in a national tabloid, there has been precious new material for fans of the band to lap up.
2 INTRODUCE children to different aspects of food, such as animal welfare, environmental issues, and how to grow strawberries or even carrot tops themselves. Children can be very concerned about treating animals properly.
Teeny tops themselves can also pose further problems.
Most glass shops display different types of glass and edge treatments - and will order sheets for you - but they will not edge, texture, or cut these tops themselves. That job belongs to a glass fabricator.