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    take something upon yourself

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether I am right about my interpretation of the expression bold in the following sentence?

    She took it upon herself. If she had asked me, I’d have done it.

    take something upon yourself = do something one’s own account, do something on one’s own responsibility, do something on one’s own head, do something off one’s own bat

    Thanks for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 31-Dec-2010 at 14:46.

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    Re: take something upon yourself

    Simply - she did it. More meaning - she took the responsibilty.


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