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oneself

  

      pron  
1   
a    the reflexive form of one  
b    (intensifier)  
one doesn't do that oneself     
2    preceded by a copula   one's normal or usual self  
one doesn't feel oneself after such an experience     
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v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
exp.
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
v.
utter a soliloquy ; talk to oneself
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
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