beat (one)self up over(something)

"Beating yourself up over something" means getting angry at yourself because of a mistake. 

  • You can "beat yourself up over" a lot of mistakes such as:
  • forgetting something important
  • making a bad life decision
  • losing a competition
  • saying something embarrassing in front of people you wanted to impress

You mostly use this expression to tell people not to "beat themselves up over" a mistake.

This phrase appears in these lessons: