come into one's own
phrasal to achieve one's potential; also to gain recognition

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • come into one's own — {v. phr.} To receive the wealth or respect that you should have. * /John s grandfather died and left him a million dollars; when John is 21, he will come into his own./ * /With the success of the Model T Ford, the automobile industry came into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come into one's own — {v. phr.} To receive the wealth or respect that you should have. * /John s grandfather died and left him a million dollars; when John is 21, he will come into his own./ * /With the success of the Model T Ford, the automobile industry came into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into one's own — See: COME INTO ONE S OWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • into one's own — See: COME INTO ONE S OWN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To take one's own course — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand in one's own light — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out of one's own head — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have the cards in one's own hands — Card Card (k[aum]rd), n. [F. carte, fr. L. charta paper, Gr. ? a leaf of paper. Cf. {Chart}.] 1. A piece of pasteboard, or thick paper, blank or prepared for various uses; as, a playing card; a visiting card; a card of invitation; pl. a game… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Come into My Life (Gala album) — Come into My Life Studio album by Gala Released 1997 …   Wikipedia

  • To take upon one's self — Take Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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