Definition of not know what to do with oneself in English:

not know what to do with oneself

phrase

  • Be at a loss as to know what to do, typically through boredom, embarrassment, or anxiety.

    • ‘We do meet older people whose children have gone to university and they don't know what to do with themselves.’
    • ‘The university grounds get so quiet, he almost doesn't know what to do with himself.’
    • ‘We are absolutely devastated, we just don't know what to do with ourselves.’
    • ‘She was so happy she didn't know what to do with herself.’
    • ‘For a couple of days after I got home, I didn't know what to do with myself.’
    • ‘The next minute he's miserable, depressed, lonely, doesn't know what to do with himself.’
    • ‘It had become such a habit that I almost don't know what to do with myself now…’
    • ‘I didn't know what to do with myself, so I just laid down, hugged myself, and started crying.’
    • ‘I don't know what to do with myself when I'm not training and stuff.’
    • ‘She had been up since nine and didn't know what to do with herself.’