take it upon/on oneself

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon

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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