If you are by yourself, you are alone .
You say ' please yourself ' to indicate in a rather rude way that you do not mind or care whether the person you are talking to does a particular thing or not.
Do-it-yourself is the same as → DIY .
let oneself go:
If you let yourself go, you relax and behave much more freely than usual .
not be yourself:
If you say that you are not yourself, you mean you are not feeling well .
speak for yourself:
If you say ' Speak for yourself ' when someone has said something, you mean that what they have said is only their opinion or applies only to them.
sell oneself short to sell someone short:
If you sell someone short, you do not point out their good qualities as much as you should or do as much for them as you should.
a law unto yourself:
If you say that someone is a law unto himself or herself, you mean that they behave in an independent way, ignoring laws, rules, or conventional ways of doing things.
be full of oneself:
If you say to someone 'you're full of yourself', you disapprove of them because they appear very pleased with themselves, thinking that they are very clever, special, or important.
kill yourself laughing:
If you say that you killed yourself laughing, you are emphasizing that you laughed a lot because you thought something was extremely funny .
make yourself at home:
If you say to a guest ' Make yourself at home ', you are making them feel welcome and inviting them to behave in an informal, relaxed way .
tie yourself in knots:
to make yourself confused or anxious, and so you are not able to think clearly about things
to keep to yourself:
If you keep to yourself, you stay on your own most of the time and do not mix socially with other people.
be a law unto yourself:
to behave in an independent way, ignoring laws, rules, or conventional ways of doing things
an enthusiast of the hobby or process of constructing and repairing things by yourself
get a grip on yourself:
to control yourself, so that you can deal with things successfully
leave yourself wide open:
if you leave yourself wide open to criticism or ridicule, you make it very easy for other people to criticize or ridicule you, because you behave in a naive or foolish way
make a fool of yourself:
If you make a fool of yourself, you behave in a way that makes other people think that you are silly or lacking in good judgment .
make a pig of oneself:
If you say that someone is making a pig of themselves, you are criticizing them for eating a very large amount at one meal .
spread yourself too thin:
to try to do a lot of different things at the same time, with the result that you cannot do any of them properly
to keep sth to yourself:
If you keep something to yourself, you do not tell anyone else about it.
to keep (yourself) to yourself:
If you keep yourself to yourself or keep to yourself, you stay on your own most of the time and do not mix socially with other people.
drink yourself into a stupor:
If you drink yourself into a stupor or drink yourself into oblivion, you drink so much alcohol that you lose consciousness or fall deeply asleep .
make a name for yourself:
to become famous or well-known as a result of doing a particular thing
paint yourself into a corner:
to find yourself in a difficult situation where you have to act in a certain way
shoot oneself in the foot:
to do or say something stupid which causes problems for you or harms your chances of success
to tie yourself in knots:
If you tie yourself in knots, you get very confused and anxious .
wear yourself to a frazzle:
to feel mentally and physically exhausted because you have been working too hard or because you have been constantly worrying about something
wrap yourself in the flag:
to try to do something for your own advantage while pretending to do it for the good of your country
you can't hear yourself think:
If you say that you can't hear yourself think, you are complaining and emphasizing that there is a lot of noise, and that it is disturbing you or preventing you from doing something.
put yourself in someone's shoes:
to make an effort to imagine how you would feel or act if you were in the same situation as a particular person
throw yourself on someone's mercy:
If you throw yourself on someone's mercy, you put yourself in a situation where they will have complete power to decide how to treat you, for example whether to punish or forgive you.
to fall over yourself to do:
If you say that people are falling over themselves to do something, you mean that they are very enthusiastic about doing it, and often that you disapprove of this.
to shoot yourself in the foot:
If you shoot yourself in the foot, something you say or do causes you harm .
to take you out of yourself:
If something takes you out of yourself, it makes you feel better and so you forget all your worries and unhappiness.
pull yourself up by your bootstraps:
to improve your situation by your own efforts, without help from anyone else
make something of yourself/your life:
If someone makes something of themselves or makes something of their life, they become successful .
to price yourself out of the market:
If you price yourself out of the market, you try to sell goods or services at a higher price than other people, with the result that no one buys them from you.
wear yourself/be worn to a frazzle:
If you wear yourself to a frazzle, or if you are worn to a frazzle, you feel mentally and physically exhausted because you have been working too hard or because you have been constantly worrying about something.
be in command/be in command of yourself:
If you are in command or in command of yourself, you are relaxed and able to react and behave in the way that you want to.
work yourself up into a lather/get in a lather:
If you say that someone works themselves up into a lather or gets in a lather about something, you think that they are getting upset, angry, or worried about it when there is no need to do so.