watch oneself

idi to practice caution, discretion, or self-restraint

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • watch — [wäch, wôch] n. [ME wacche < OE wæcce < base of wacian: see WAKE1] 1. the act or fact of keeping awake, esp. of keeping awake and alert, in order to look after, protect, or guard 2. a) any of the several periods into which the night was… …   English World dictionary

  • watch — /woch/, v.i. 1. to be alertly on the lookout, look attentively, or observe, as to see what comes, is done, or happens: to watch while an experiment is performed. 2. to look or wait attentively and expectantly (usually fol. by for): to watch for a …   Universalium

  • watch — [[t]wɒtʃ[/t]] v. i. 1) to look attentively, as to see what is done or happens; observe 2) to wait attentively and expectantly (usu. fol. by for): to watch for a signal[/ex] 3) to be careful or cautious: Watch when you cross the street[/ex] 4) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • watch one's (or someone's) back — protect oneself (or someone else) against danger from an unexpected quarter. → watch …   English new terms dictionary

  • watch one's back — ► watch one s back protect oneself against danger from an unexpected quarter. Main Entry: ↑watch …   English terms dictionary

  • watch — v. & n. v. 1 tr. keep the eyes fixed on; look at attentively. 2 tr. a keep under observation; follow observantly. b monitor or consider carefully; pay attention to (have to watch my weight; watched their progress with interest). 3 intr. (often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • watch — verb 1》 look at attentively.     ↘keep under careful or protective observation.     ↘(watch for) look out for. 2》 exercise care, caution, or restraint about.     ↘[usu. in imperative] (watch out) be careful. 3》 maintain an interest in. 4》 archaic …   English new terms dictionary

  • watch the world go by — verb To pause and remain still whilst doing nothing but surveying the environment around oneself. I think Ill just sit under this tree and watch the world go by …   Wiktionary

  • excuse oneself — {v. phr.} 1. To think of reasons for not being to blame; think yourself not at fault. * /John excused himself for his low grades on the ground that the teacher didn t like him./ 2. To ask to be excused after doing something impolite. * /John… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • excuse oneself — {v. phr.} 1. To think of reasons for not being to blame; think yourself not at fault. * /John excused himself for his low grades on the ground that the teacher didn t like him./ 2. To ask to be excused after doing something impolite. * /John… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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