one's own person


one's own person
one's own person, free from restrictions or influence; independent:
Now that she's working, she feels that she's her own person[/ex]

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • in one's own person — index in person Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • be one's own person — do or be what one wishes or in accordance with one s own character rather than as influenced by others …   Useful english dictionary

  • Out of one's own head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be one's own master — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be one's own man — Man Man (m[a^]n), n.; pl. {Men} (m[e^]n). [AS. mann, man, monn, mon; akin to OS., D., & OHG. man, G. mann, Icel. ma[eth]r, for mannr, Dan. Mand, Sw. man, Goth. manna, Skr. manu, manus, and perh. to Skr. man to think, and E. mind. [root]104. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take one's own course — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blow one's own horn — or[toot one s own horn] {v. phr.}, {slang} To praise yourself; call attention to your own skill, intelligence, or successes; boast. * /People get tired of a man who is always blowing his own horn./ * /A person who does things well does not have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow one's own horn — or[toot one s own horn] {v. phr.}, {slang} To praise yourself; call attention to your own skill, intelligence, or successes; boast. * /People get tired of a man who is always blowing his own horn./ * /A person who does things well does not have… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To blow one's own trumpet — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blow\ one's\ own\ horn — • blow one s own horn • toot one s own horn v. phr. slang To praise yourself; call attention to your own skill, intelligence, or successes; boast. People get tired of a man who is always blowing his own horn. A person who does things well does… …   Словарь американских идиом