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Take a step back and examine your actions, because you are in a potentially dangerous or sticky situation that could get bad very easily. Often in a harmful manner.
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A person with an outwardly dominant, masculine, or aggressive personality, but who also enthusiastically takes on the submissive or "bottom" role in the bedroom.
"I'm tough, Mike! I never give an inch! I'm partial to taking a few though..."
"Ah, you're a real pipehitter."
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1 (v, idiom) "check yourself before you wreck yourself"

A popular idiom- its creation typically being credited to the revered American Gangster Rapper, Ice Cube- that implies a person, before making a firm choice of word(s) or action(s), should first exercise precaution and consider all outcomes and possible consequences that will follow as a result of what they say or do; and that, as a result of the individual's negligence to use foresight in the situation, if they do not exercise such precaution- or "check theirself" first, then on nearly every occasion that isn't a "first offense" the individual in question will suffer instantaneous or swift judgement (karma) dictated by the other people around them.

(synonyms: recognize, respect, keep it 100, watch one's attitude, watch one's mouf, behave oneself)

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"Ayo, Christine. I done seen my girl loving up another man."
"Who, Quincy?"
"Yes, ma'am. You already know I'm finna burn all her shoes!"
"Woah now, big dog! You'd betta check yourself before you wreck yourself."
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