Definition of owe it to oneself in English:

owe it to oneself

phrase

  • Need to do something to protect one's own interests.

    ‘you owe it to yourself to take care of your body’
    • ‘The ‘Personal Information Economy’ is fast becoming a reality, and we owe it to ourselves to protect it as best we can.’
    • ‘We owe it to ourselves and future generations to stick with that proven path to success.’
    • ‘You owe it to yourself and everyone who loves you.’
    • ‘However, hopeless though our problems may seem, we owe it to ourselves to at least attempt to create the kind of history that we want to see.’
    • ‘Any commentator owes it to themselves to at the very least to read this book.’
    • ‘You owe it to yourself and to thousands of other people whose lives could be saved.’
    • ‘We owe it to ourselves and to future generations to make the best of it.’
    • ‘And Alberta owes it to itself, to its future citizens, and to like-minded people in the rest of the country to save itself.’
    • ‘And we darn sure pay the price. We owe it to ourselves and everything we hold dear to see past the propaganda.’
    • ‘Anyone unfamiliar with those horrific events owes it to himself or herself to find out more.’