Значение идиомы explain oneself

[explain oneself] {v. phr.} 1. To make your meaning plainer; makeyour first statement clear.

When we didn’t understand Fritz, hewent on to explain himself.

2. To give a good reason for somethingyou did or failed to do which seems wrong.

When Jack brought Maryhome at three o’clock in the morning, her father asked him to explainhimself.


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