owe it to (someone or oneself) to (do something)

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owe it to (someone or oneself) to (do something)

To have an obligation or duty to do something for the sake of someone or oneself. We owe it to our parents to look after them as they get older. You need to stop worrying about work—you owe it to yourself to enjoy the weekends with your family.
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You owe it to yourself to grab the chance for a nice, long vacation.
Because you're going to have a lot on and you owe it to yourself to be in a fit state to manage.
You owe it to yourself to search YouTube for the gel-block tests of ARX projectiles.
You owe it to yourself to get on - and then you'll owe it to your bookie.
He said that any day you can skate, you owe it to yourself to skate.
If you are in Madison County (or just want to take a ride out to some of the most beautiful country around) you owe it to yourself to visit Zimmerman Berry Farm.
I don't know where this is going, but a regional theater director rarely gets the opportunity to have a national and international success, and you owe it to yourself to take care of it and ride it as far as it takes you.
If you have an opinion about something, you owe it to yourself and to the rest of the executive team to get in there and share your opinion, and share why and where you disagree.
You owe it to yourself, your fellow staff members and all the children entrusted to your camp to think about sun safety every day.
Given the impact benefits can have on overall quality of life - both now and in retirement - you owe it to yourself to seriously evaluate all of your benefit options.
That may seem daunting from where you are but it's possible to do and you owe it to yourself.
So get out and see something live - you owe it to yourself.
Whether your problems are temporary or permanent, you owe it to yourself to wear comfortable, fashionable clothing that flatters you and makes you feel good about yourself.
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