be your own man

to not let yourself be influenced or controlled by other people

There's no point telling him what to do – he's always been his own man.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • your own man — (your) own man See: your own person …   New idioms dictionary

  • your own man — …   Useful english dictionary

  • be your own man — phrase to not let yourself be influenced or controlled by other people There’s no point telling him what to do – he’s always been his own man. Thesaurus: to be free or independentsynonym Main entry: man …   Useful english dictionary

  • be your own man — be (your) own man/woman/person to behave in the way that you want and to not let other people influence you. Despite being the daughter of two Hollywood stars, she s very much her own woman with her own acting style …   New idioms dictionary

  • be/become your own man — to be or become a man who is not controlled by other people or who is able to support himself without the help of other people He left home and moved to the city to become his own man. • • • Main Entry: ↑man …   Useful english dictionary

  • own man — (your) own man See: your own person …   New idioms dictionary

  • Your Own Sweet Way — Your Own Sweet Way …   Википедия

  • your own person — (your) own person not very much influenced by other people. Scott is his own person, and he does what he wants to do. Usage notes: also used with man or woman instead of person: Ben remains refreshingly his own man. Beth was her own woman, even… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Your Own Back Yard — Infobox Film name = Your Own Back Yard image size = caption = director = Robert F. McGowan producer = Hal Roach F. Richard Jones writer = Hal Roach H. M. Walker narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = Richard C. Currier… …   Wikipedia

  • be your own woman — be (your) own man/woman/person to behave in the way that you want and to not let other people influence you. Despite being the daughter of two Hollywood stars, she s very much her own woman with her own acting style …   New idioms dictionary

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