kick oneself

idiom

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.

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