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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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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm going to build my own X with blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the XIndicates that the speaker is not interested in joining others in a certain group or activity, and instead the speaker is going to form their own.Rate it:

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be one's own worst enemyTo cause problems for one's self, act contrary to one's own interest, self-sabotage.Rate 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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each to their ownAlternative form of each to his ownRate 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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mind your own beeswaxSee mind your own business.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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paddle one's own canoeTo independently make the decisions or perform the duties, tasks, etc. which are one's own responsibility and which affect oneself.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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taste of one's own poisonSynonym of taste of one's own medicineRate it:

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the devil looks after his ownBad people often prosper unfairly, because the devil helps them.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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