watch (oneself)

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watch (oneself)

1. To be very careful in one's actions or speech, so as not to do or say something harmful or offensive. Knowing that Keith's family might not approve of her liberal beliefs, Janet reckoned she ought to watch herself at their barbecue that coming weekend. I'm so used to swearing with my friends that I really have to watch myself when I'm around my brother's kids.
2. imperative Be cautious of danger or possible injury. Watch yourself on the roads tonight, there are always a lot of crazy drivers out on New Year's Eve.
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References in classic literature ?
Watch yourself, be the first to ask pardon if you both err, and guard against the little piques, misunderstandings, and hasty words that often pave the way for bitter sorrow and regret."
"When you watch yourself on Match of the Day, it really is a pinch yourself moment.
Finally, is it true you hate to watch yourself on screen?
We held open doors for those following, whereas nowadays you have to watch yourself when behind people to avoid a closing door breaking your nose.
So lacking in presence that even automatic doors refuse to open for him, Syd spent most of the time complaining about the sanitary conditions around him - "Oh God, that's putrid," he exclaimed upon opening a train toilet door; "Watch yourself, there's some s*** over there," he added, whilst out for a walk.
"It was just general banter in the fire station but you had to watch yourself if you were on duty on April 1."
He said: "That's the one point she wanted to make to the Foreign Secretary - what it's like to watch yourself being called a spy on television every night which has happened only in the last two weeks, and just wanting him to do what he can to bring her home." He suggested Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was being used as a "bargaining chip" in a wider diplomatic dispute between London and Tehran.
He said: "That's the one point she wanted to make to the Foreign Secretary - what it's like to watch yourself being called a spy on television every night, which has happened only in the last two weeks, and just wanting him to do what he can to bring her home." He suggested Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe was being used as a "bargaining chip" in a wider diplomatic dispute between London and Tehran.
"Notice" requirement, Party organizations at all levels should take the appropriate approach requires the majority of party members and cadres and staff to watch yourself, "always on the road." To branch units or groups of institutions as a unit, organized a thematic panel discussion around the "always on the road" theme, combining practice, talk about experience and understanding, talk about the views and measures.
Just take on a service project you feel passionate about and watch yourself grow.
Invest in a strobe cream for your beauty kit and watch yourself bathe in light.
"It's really hard to watch yourself on TV too," she said.
"Dress in white and watch yourself glow all night long," said officials.