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  • 61 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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  • 62 toot one's own horn — See: BLOW ONE S OWN HORN …

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  • 63 To blow one's own trumpet — Blow Blow, v. t. 1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire. [1913 Webster] 2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore. [1913 Webster] Off at sea northeast winds… …

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  • 64 blow one's own trumpet — BOAST, brag, sing one s own praises, show off, swank, congratulate oneself; N. Amer. informal blow/toot one s own horn; Austral./NZ informal skite. → trumpet * * * blow one s own trumpet To sound one s own praises • • • Main Entry: ↑ …

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  • 65 of one's own free will — VOLUNTARILY, willingly, readily, freely, without reluctance, without compulsion, of one s own accord, of one s own volition, of one s own choosing. → free will * * * phrasal see of one s own will …

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  • 66 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 …

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  • 67 according to one's own lights — {adv. phr.} In accordance with one s conscience or inclinations. * /Citizens should vote according to their own lights./ …

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  • 68 according to one's own lights — {adv. phr.} In accordance with one s conscience or inclinations. * /Citizens should vote according to their own lights./ …

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  • 69 after one's own heart — LIKE MINDED, of the same mind, kindred, compatible, congenial, sharing one s tastes, on the same wavelength. → heart * * * after one s own heart Exactly to one s own liking • • • Main Entry: ↑heart * * * of the type that one likes or understands… …

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  • 70 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./ …

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  • 71 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./ …

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  • 72 To be one's own master — Master Mas ter (m[.a]s t[ e]r), n. [OE. maistre, maister, OF. maistre, mestre, F. ma[^i]tre, fr. L. magister, orig. a double comparative from the root of magnus great, akin to Gr. me gas. Cf. {Maestro}, {Magister}, {Magistrate}, {Magnitude},… …

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  • 73 of\ one's\ own\ accord — • of one s own accord • of one s own free will adv. phr. Without suggestion or help from anyone else; without being told; voluntarily. On her mother s birthday, Betsy did the dishes of her own accord. But Johnny hates baths. I can t believe he… …

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  • 74 of\ one's\ own\ free\ will — • of one s own accord • of one s own free will adv. phr. Without suggestion or help from anyone else; without being told; voluntarily. On her mother s birthday, Betsy did the dishes of her own accord. But Johnny hates baths. I can t believe he… …

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  • 75 on\ one's\ own\ account — • on one s own account • on one s own hook informal 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 …

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  • 76 on\ one's\ own\ hook — • on one s own account • on one s own hook informal 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 …

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  • 77 of one's own accord — VOLUNTARILY, of one s own free will, of one s own volition, by choice; willingly, freely, readily. → accord * * * of one s own accord 1. Spontaneously 2. Voluntarily • • • Main Entry: ↑accord * * * voluntarily …

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  • 78 of one's own volition — OF ONE S OWN FREE WILL, of one s own accord, by choice, by preference; voluntarily, willingly, readily, freely, intentionally, consciously, deliberately, on purpose, purposely; gladly, with pleasure. → …

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  • 79 for one's own hand — phrasal : for one s own advantage the group refused to work cooperatively, each member rather playing for his own hand * * * for one s own hand To one s own account • • • Main Entry: ↑hand …

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  • 80 paddle one's own canoe — phrasal : to get along by one s own efforts told him that he could expect no more help and would have to paddle his own canoe * * * paddle one s own canoe see under ↑paddle2 • • • Main Entry: ↑canoe paddle one s own canoe To progress… …

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