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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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carry one's own weightA variant of carry one's weight.Rate it:

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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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dig one's own graveTo behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.Rate it:

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don't shit in your own nestAlternative term for don't shit where you eatRate it:

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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo use or consume the economic goods or services that oneself is producing; to be part of a closed household economy.Rate it:

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have a mind of one's ownTo form one's personal opinions and choose one's actions without being governed by the views or choices of others; to be independently minded; to think for oneself.Rate it:

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hoist by one's own petardTo be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".Rate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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in a league of one's ownFar excelling even the closest contender; not having any worthy competition.Rate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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know one's own mindTo clearly understand one's own feelings, intentions, preferences, etc; to know precisely what one wants; to be decisive or determined.Rate it:

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leave to one's own devicesTo leave alone, unsupervised, without assistance.Rate it:

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legend in one's own lunchtimeOne whose fame is insignificant or fleeting.Rate it:

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like the sound of one's own voiceTo talk a lot.Rate it:

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mind one's own businessTo concern oneself only with what is of interest to oneself and not interfere in the affairs of others.Rate it:

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off one's own batAt one's own instigation.Rate it:

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on one's ownAlone; by oneself; without the companionship or assistance of others.Rate it:

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on one's own accountOn one's own behalf.Rate it:

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on one's own accountBy oneself.Rate it:

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on one's own accountAt one's own risk.Rate it:

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own upTo acknowledge, confess, or admit guilt. Often used with to.Rate it:

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pull one's own weightTo do the work that one is obligated to.Rate it:

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stand in one's own lightTo take a position which is harmful to one's own interests.Rate it:

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stand on its ownTo be independent of others.Rate it:

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stand on one's own two feetTo be independent. To survive without any help.Rate it:

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take matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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taste of one's own medicineHarsh treatment inflicted on one who previously inflicted similar or equivalent treatment on others.Rate it:

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to dig your own graveGet deeper in trouble by complicating matters further.Rate it:

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to each his ownAn expression asserting the right of individuals to subscribe, sanction, believe, acquire, marry, associate.Rate it:

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to each his ownEvery person is entitled to his or her personal preferences and tastes.Rate it:

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toot one's own hornTo promote oneself; to boast or brag; to tout.Rate it:

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try out one's own chopsTo produce one's own records with one's own vocals.Rate it:

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under one's own steamBy means of the power of its own engines.Rate it:

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under one's own steamUsing one's own resources; unaided; at one's own initiative.Rate it:

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up one's own asshaving an excessively high opinion of oneself.Rate it:

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write one's own ticketTo be empowered to choose whatever job, financial arrangement, or course of action one desires.Rate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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on one's billAlone, on one's own.Rate it:

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step in front of a moving trainTo sacrifice one's own life for a noble and loyal cause.Rate it:

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home field advantageUsually in sports, the heightened performance enjoyed by the team playing on its own familiar field in front of its home crowd.Rate it:

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