say for oneself

: to offer as an excuse or justification

what have you got to say for yourself

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • To make up for — Make Make (m[=a]k), v. i. 1. To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A scurvy, jack a nape priest to meddle or make. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Humility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 humility humility humbleness Sgm: N 1 meekness meekness lowness Sgm: N 1 lowliness lowliness lowlihood Sgm: N 1 abasement abasement self abasement …   English dictionary for students

  • humility — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of pride Nouns 1. humility, humbleness; meekness, lowliness, lowness; [self ] abasement; submission, resignation; modesty, blush, suffusion, confusion. 2. humiliation, degradation, mortification;… …   English dictionary for students

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