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own British & World English

Used with a possessive to emphasize that someone or something belongs or relates to the person mentioned

get one's way British & World English

Get or do what one wants in spite of opposition

have it your way British & World English

Used to indicate angrily that although one disagrees with something said or proposed, one is not going to argue further

in someone/thing's way British & World English

If regarded from a particular standpoint appropriate to that person or thing

blow one's trumpet British & World English

Talk boastfully about one’s achievements

write one's ticket British & World English

Dictate one’s own terms

own in very British & World English

Used to emphasize that the following description applies without qualification

pull oneself up by one's bootstraps British & World English

Improve one’s position by one’s own efforts

foul one's nest British & World English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

be on someone's head British & World English

Be someone’s sole responsibility

feather one's nest British & World English

Make money for oneself in an opportunistic or selfish way

one's kind British & World English

People with whom one has a great deal in common

find its level British & World English

(Of a liquid) reach the same height in containers which are interconnected

find one's level British & World English

(Of a person) reach a position that seems appropriate in relation to one’s associates

be one's lookout British & World English

Be a person’s own responsibility or problem

of one's making British & World English

(Of a difficulty) caused by oneself

at one's risk British & World English

Taking responsibility for one’s own safety or possessions

chase one's tail British & World English

Rush around ineffectually

co-own British & World English

Own (something) jointly

own up in own British & World English

Admit to having done something wrong or embarrassing

own up British & World English

Admit to having done something wrong or embarrassing

own brand British & World English

A product manufactured specially for a retailer and bearing the retailer’s name

own goal British & World English

(In soccer) a goal scored when a player inadvertently strikes or deflects the ball into their own team’s goal

own-label British & World English

another term for own brand.

part-own British & World English

Own (something) jointly with another or others

God's own British & World English

Australian and NZ term for God's country.

of one's own in own British & World English

Belonging to oneself alone

on one's own in own British & World English

Unaccompanied by others; alone or unaided

own affair British & World English

(In South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament

hold one's own in own British & World English

Retain a position of strength in a challenging situation

of one's own British & World English

Belonging to oneself alone

on one's own British & World English

Unaccompanied by others; alone or unaided

take someone's life in life British & World English

Kill someone (or oneself)

roll one's own in roll British & World English

Make one’s own cigarettes from loose tobacco

one's kind in kind1 British & World English

People with whom one has a great deal in common

hold one's own British & World English

Retain a position of strength in a challenging situation

pick-your-own British & World English

Relating to a system in which commercially grown fruit or vegetables are dug or picked by the customer for purchase at the place of production

roll one's own British & World English

Make one’s own cigarettes from loose tobacco

of one's own accord in accord British & World English

Voluntarily or without outside intervention

off one's own bat in bat1 British & World English

At one’s own instigation; spontaneously

to call one's own in call British & World English

Used to describe something that one can genuinely feel belongs to one

the devil's own —— in devil British & World English

Used to emphasize the difficulty or seriousness of something

the devil's own —— British & World English

Used to emphasize the difficulty or seriousness of something

foul one's nest in foul British & World English

Do something damaging or harmful to oneself or one’s own interests

get one's own back in get British & World English

Have one’s revenge; retaliate

dig one's own grave in grave1 British & World English

Do something foolish which causes one’s downfall

on one's own ground in ground1 British & World English

In one’s own territory or area of knowledge or experience

live one's own life in live1 British & World English

Follow one’s own plans and principles independently of others

be one's own master in master1 British & World English

Be independent or free to do as one wishes


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