take it upon/on oneself

idiom

Definition of take it upon/on oneself

: to do something that needs to be done even though no one has asked one to do it Thank you for taking it upon yourself to organize the meeting.

Learn More About take it upon/on oneself

Dictionary Entries Near take it upon/on oneself

take it/things one day at a time

take it upon/on oneself

take kindly to

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for take it upon/on oneself

Cite this Entry

“Take it upon/on oneself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20it%20upon%2Fon%20oneself. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!