take a look in the mirror
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British pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ lˈʊk ɪnðə mˈɪɹə/
American pronunciation/tˈeɪk ɐ lˈʊk ɪnðə mˈɪɹɚ/
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to reflect on one's actions so as to accept one's flaws and shortcomings

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to [take] a look in the mirror definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "take a look in the mirror" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "take a look in the mirror" is not rooted in a specific historical reference, but it draws upon the literal act of looking at oneself in a mirror as a metaphor for self-reflection. Mirrors have long been used as tools for self-assessment, allowing individuals to see their own reflection and gain a visual representation of themselves and this expression's usage captures just that, but in the case of self-evaluation.

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