on one's own
phrasal 1. for or by oneself ; independently of assistance or control <
made the decision on his own
>
2. left to rely entirely on one's own resources <
if you mess up, you're on your own
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • on one's own — {adj. phr.} With no help from others. * /It is a happy day when you re allowed to drive a car on your own./ * /Being on your own may be a frightening experience./ Compare: GO IT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own — {adj. phr.} With no help from others. * /It is a happy day when you re allowed to drive a car on your own./ * /Being on your own may be a frightening experience./ Compare: GO IT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own time — {adv. phr.} During one s free time; not during working or school hours. * /If you want to play football, you ll have to do it on your own time./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own time — {adv. phr.} During one s free time; not during working or school hours. * /If you want to play football, you ll have to do it on your own time./ …   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 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 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 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

  • 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

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