Definition Take it upon oneself

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Definition

I take it upon myself (to do something): I take the initiative (to do something); to take responsibility (for doing something)
idiom
I took it upon myself to make dinner reservations for all of us. I took the initiative and reserved a table for all of us.

Examples

  • "I must say that I doubt that Philip Cheeter would ever take it upon himself to contact the CEO of the Perfume Hut if he had a problem with one of their buyers."

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