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  • 41 of one's own free will — See: OF ONE S OWN ACCORD …

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  • 42 Eating one's own dog food — To say that a company eats its own dog food means that it uses the products that it makes. For example, Microsoft emphasizes the use of its own software products inside the company. Dogfooding is a means of conveying the company s confidence in… …

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  • 43 get one's own back — (informal) HAVE/GET/TAKE ONE S REVENGE (ON), be revenged (on), hit back, get (back at), get even (with), settle accounts (with), repay, pay someone back, give someone their just deserts …

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  • 44 hoist with one's own petard — {adj. phr.} Caught in your own trap or trick. * /Jack carried office gossip to the boss until he was hoisted by his own petard./ (From Shakespeare; literally, blown up with one s own bomb.) …

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  • 45 sign one's own death warrant — {v. phr.} To cause your own death or the loss of something you want very much. * /Mr. Carter had lung trouble, and the doctor told him he would sign his own death warrant if he didn t stop smoking./ * /When Jim s fiancee saw him on a date with… …

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  • 46 hoist with one's own petard — {adj. phr.} Caught in your own trap or trick. * /Jack carried office gossip to the boss until he was hoisted by his own petard./ (From Shakespeare; literally, blown up with one s own bomb.) …

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  • 47 sign one's own death warrant — {v. phr.} To cause your own death or the loss of something you want very much. * /Mr. Carter had lung trouble, and the doctor told him he would sign his own death warrant if he didn t stop smoking./ * /When Jim s fiancee saw him on a date with… …

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  • 48 After one's own heart — Heart Heart (h[aum]rt), n. [OE. harte, herte, heorte, AS. heorte; akin to OS. herta, OFies. hirte, D. hart, OHG. herza, G. herz, Icel. hjarta, Sw. hjerta, Goth. ha[ i]rt[=o], Lith. szirdis, Russ. serdtse, Ir. cridhe, L. cor, Gr. kardi a, kh^r.… …

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  • 49 on\ one's\ own\ feet — • stand on one s own two feet • on one s own feet • stand on one s own two feet v. phr. To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own… …

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  • 50 stand\ on\ one's\ own\ feet — • stand on one s own two feet • on one s own feet • stand on one s own two feet v. phr. To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own… …

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  • 51 stand\ on\ one's\ own\ two\ feet — • stand on one s own two feet • on one s own feet • stand on one s own two feet v. phr. To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own… …

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  • 52 come into one's own — phrasal : to acquire something (as rights or a position) that rightfully belongs or is felt to belong to one; sometimes : to gain recognition natural gas has come into its own Gardiner Symonds * * * come into one s own To have the opportunity to… …

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  • 53 paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …

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  • 54 paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …

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  • 55 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,… …

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  • 56 Room of One's Own — Room magazine (formerly Room of One s Own ) is a Canadian quarterly literary journal founded to showcase the work of established and emerging Canadian women writers and visual artists. Launched in Vancouver in 1975 by the West Coast Feminist… …

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  • 57 keep one's own counsel — {v. phr.}, {formal} To keep your ideas and plans to yourself. * /John listened to what everyone had to say in the discussion, but he kept his own counsel./ * /Although everybody gave Mrs. O Connor advice about what to do with her house, she kept… …

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  • 58 take the law into one's own hands — {v. phr.} To protect one s supposed rights or punish a suspected wrongdoer without reference to a court. An overused expression. * /When the men of the settlement caught the suspected murderer, they took the law into their own hands and hanged… …

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  • 59 toot one's own horn — See: BLOW ONE S OWN HORN …

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  • 60 keep one's own counsel — {v. phr.}, {formal} To keep your ideas and plans to yourself. * /John listened to what everyone had to say in the discussion, but he kept his own counsel./ * /Although everybody gave Mrs. O Connor advice about what to do with her house, she kept… …

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