Definition of my way or the highway in English:

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my way or the highway

North American informal Said to assert the view that there is no alternative (apart from leaving) but to accept the speaker’s opinions or policies: they know no way but the way of the autocrat—it’s my way or the highway
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  • It's always the ultimatum, my way or the highway.
  • ‘Listen bud,’ she said as she leaned towards him, one arm on the table as she did so, ‘It's my way or the highway.’
  • One former international summed up his approach to getting his plans through: ‘With Jim, it's always been my way or the highway.’
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