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1st August 2021

Treat yourself

We use this expression to suggest that somebody should reward themselves, usually because they have been working hard or haven't done something nice for a long time.
IH Bristol Phrase of the Day: Treat yourself
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
I've been working really hard recently. I could do with a rest.
You should treat yourself to a holiday. I'm sure you'll feel better after that.
Example 2
How was the weekend Patrick?
Oh, you know, the same as usual. We tsayed in, we watched TV, we fell asleep.
Well, maybe you should treat yourself to a weekend break in another city. Book a hotel for a couple of nights and get away from the home and television.

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