I remember that there's an expression in English for this situation but I can't remember which one. Three weeks ago I did my best drawing ever, and now I did one better. This is what's coming up "I think I topped it off with this one" but I don't think it's the correct one. Which one is the correct one?

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Could it be personal best as in your new personal best?

How about surpassed or eclipsed?

  • That definitely conveys the idea... I remember there was a verb but oh well... personal best works. Feb 25, 2012 at 23:22
  • Please see my edit. Feb 25, 2012 at 23:25
  • Seems like 'surpassed' would seem a very vain thing to say about oneself. It works nicely as a compliment about someone else though.
    – Sam
    Feb 26, 2012 at 1:11

"You've outdone yourself again."


You've trumped yourself or outdone yourself.

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