kick oneself

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of kick oneself

informal
: to blame or criticize oneself for something one has done
  • You've got to stop kicking yourself. It wasn't your fault that the project failed.
  • He was kicking himself for having forgotten the meeting.
  • He could have kicked himself when he realized that he had forgotten the meeting.

Word by Word Definitions

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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