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explain oneself

1.
Clarify what one has said or done, as in If you have a few minutes, I'll try to explain myself. [ First half of 1600s ]
2.
Demand or give an explanation or excuse for something wrong one has done. For example, You're three hours late—can you explain yourself?
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