on one's own initiative
phrasal at one's own discretion ; independently of outside influence or control

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on one's own initiative — without being prompted by others. → initiate someone into …   English new terms dictionary

  • on one's own initiative — without being prompted by others …   Useful english dictionary

  • act on one's own initiative — act without warrant or support; take action on one s own …   English contemporary dictionary

  • on one's own — 1 I am all on my own: (ALL) ALONE, (all) by oneself, solitary, unaccompanied, companionless; informal by one s lonesome; Brit. informal on one s tod, on one s Jack Jones. 2 she works well on her own: UNAIDED …   Useful english dictionary

  • on one's own —  1. Alone.  2. On one s own initiative. By one s own efforts, on one s toes Alert …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • on one's own hook — phrasal : on one s own account or responsibility : without authorization or assistance : by oneself : independently * * * on one s own hook On one s own responsibility, initiative or account • • • Main Entry: ↑hook * * * informal, dated …   Useful english dictionary

  • on one's initiative — Using one s own resources and without prompting from others • • • Main Entry: ↑initiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • off one's own bat — phrasal : through one s own efforts : on one s own account able to win the war off its own bat George Orwell * * * off one s own bat 1. By one s own efforts 2. On one s own initiative • • • Main Entry: ↑bat …   Useful english dictionary

  • of one's own accord — without outside encouragement, on one s own initiative …   English contemporary dictionary

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