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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They later debated the issue, while wearing hooded tops themselves.
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.
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.
The message was not considered suitable for the Tops themselves and Joan Baez turned it down, before Marvin Gaye enjoyed a huge hit with it.