kick oneself

kick oneself
To reproach oneself for making a mistake or missing an opportunity.

Hes still kicking himself for not investing three years ago.


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  • kick oneself — ► kick oneself be annoyed with oneself. Main Entry: ↑kick …   English terms dictionary

  • kick oneself — (informal) To regret something one has done or has failed to do • • • Main Entry: ↑kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick oneself — idi to reproach oneself: I could kick myself for forgetting her birthday[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • kick oneself — be annoyed with oneself. → put the kibosh on …   English new terms dictionary

  • To kick oneself — Kick Kick (k[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kicked} (k[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kicking}.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.] 1. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog. [1913 Webster] He [Frederick the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kick oneself — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be sorry or ashamed; regret. * /When John missed the train, he kicked himself for not having left earlier./ * /Mary could have kicked herself for letting the secret out before it was announced officially./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick oneself — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be sorry or ashamed; regret. * /When John missed the train, he kicked himself for not having left earlier./ * /Mary could have kicked herself for letting the secret out before it was announced officially./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick\ oneself — v. phr. informal To be sorry or ashamed; regret. When John missed the train, he kicked himself for not having left earlier. Mary could have kicked herself for letting the secret out before it was announced officially …   Словарь американских идиом

  • kick oneself — regret I kicked myself for not applying for the job sooner …   Idioms and examples

  • kick — ► VERB 1) strike or propel forcibly with the foot. 2) strike out with the foot or feet. 3) informal succeed in giving up (a habit or addiction). 4) (of a gun) recoil when fired. ► NOUN 1) an instance of kicking. 2) infor …   English terms dictionary

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