be one's own man (or woman)

be one's own man (or woman)
be one's own man (or woman)
act independently.
own

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  • be one's own man — phrasal : to have command of oneself : not to be subject to another the college president must be his own man Harold Taylor * * * be one s own man To be independent, not answerable to anyone else • • • Main Entry: ↑man * * * be one s own man (or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be one's own man — ► be one s own man (or woman) act independently. Main Entry: ↑own …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • Man Stroke Woman — Format British Sketch Show Starring Nick Frost Amanda Abbington Ben Crompton Daisy Haggard Meredith MacNeill Nicholas Burns Country of origin …   Wikipedia

  • be one's own woman — ► be one s own man (or woman) act independently. Main Entry: ↑own …   English terms dictionary

  • own — ► ADJECTIVE & PRONOUN 1) (with a possessive) belonging or relating to the person specified. 2) done or produced by the person specified. 3) particular to the person or thing specified; individual. ► VERB 1) possess. 2) formal admit or acknowledge …   English terms dictionary

  • own — adjective & pronoun (with a possessive) belonging or relating to the person specified. ↘done or produced by the person specified. ↘particular to the person or thing specified; individual. verb 1》 possess; have. 2》 formal admit or acknowledge that …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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. {Minx} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Man ape — 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

  • Man at arms — 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

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