forget oneself

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forget oneself

  1. (idiomatic) to lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.
    • 2011 August 28, Vincent Hogan, “'Where Rovers go from here could be thrilling or terrifying'”, in Irish Independent[1]:
      You see, the easy thing would be for Rovers to forget themselves.
    • 2005, Elbow, Forget Myself
      No I know I wont forget you but I'll forget myself if the city will forgive me.
  2. To become unmindful of one's own personality; to be lost in thought.