apply oneself

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Definition of apply oneself

: to make oneself work hard in order to complete something successfully If you apply yourself, you might be able to finish the project on time. She applied herself to learning the language.

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“Apply oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apply%20oneself. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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