Idiom: take something upon oneself (to do something)
— Why do you always take it upon yourself to volunteer for projects at the church?
— I was thrilled when my daughter took it upon herself to help me by doing laundry and ironing this week.
— After my father died at age 38, I took it upon myself to be a father figure to my younger siblings.
— You didn't have to take it upon yourself to cook Thanksgiving dinner for 25 people again.
— My fiancé took it upon himself to pay for his family's flights to our wedding when they could easily afford it and we cannot.
— My sister's acts like a martyr always taking it upon herself to clean and cook all weekend.
— No one asked my boss to do this project. He just took it upon himself to do it.
— I'm annoyed that I took it upon myself to bring an entrée to the party instead of bringing something cheap like paper plates.
— You don't have to take it upon yourself to do anything during the holidays. Just relax for once!
— The party was so boring we took it upon ourselves to turn up the music and start dancing.
— My brother was just sitting there watching his son have a tantrum so I took it upon myself to pick him up and soothe him.
— I'm so relieved you took it upon yourself to get your mother a housekeeper. That's one gift that will make a huge difference in her life.
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