on one's own account

on one's own account
phrasal 1. on one's own behalf 2. at one's own risk 3. by oneself ; on one's own

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • On one's own account — Account Ac*count , n. [OE. acount, account, accompt, OF. acont, fr. aconter. See {Account}, v. t., {Count}, n., 1.] 1. A reckoning; computation; calculation; enumeration; a record of some reckoning; as, the Julian account of time. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on one's own account — or {informal}[on one s own hook] {adv. phr.} 1. For yourself; as a free agent; independently. * /After they had picked out the class gift, members of the committee did some shopping on their own account./ 2. See: OF ONE S OWN ACCORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own account — or {informal}[on one s own hook] {adv. phr.} 1. For yourself; as a free agent; independently. * /After they had picked out the class gift, members of the committee did some shopping on their own account./ 2. See: OF ONE S OWN ACCORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own hook — See: ON ONE S OWN ACCOUNT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own hook — See: ON ONE S OWN ACCOUNT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On one's own hook — Hook Hook (h[oo^]k; 277), n. [OE. hok, AS. h[=o]c; cf. D. haak, G. hake, haken, OHG. h[=a]ko, h[=a]go, h[=a]ggo, Icel. haki, Sw. hake, Dan. hage. Cf. {Arquebuse}, {Hagbut}, {Hake}, {Hatch} a half door, {Heckle}.] 1. A piece of metal, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on one's account — {adv. phr.} For your good; because you want to help or please someone. * /Barry studied hard on his mother s account./ * /I hope you didn t bring tea to the picnic just on my account./ * /The teacher stayed in school a little late on Tom s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's account — {adv. phr.} For your good; because you want to help or please someone. * /Barry studied hard on his mother s account./ * /I hope you didn t bring tea to the picnic just on my account./ * /The teacher stayed in school a little late on Tom s… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To hold one's own — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hold one's day — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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