kick oneself


: 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.

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“Kick oneself.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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