be a law unto

be a law unto yourself

if you are a law unto yourself, you do things differently to other people and ignore the usual rules Charles certainly doesn't stick to the standard company procedures, but then, he's a law unto himself.
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GORDON TAYLOR has told Paolo Di Canio (above, right) "he cannot be a law unto himself" after the manager fined Sunderland players for ill-discipline.
Phil Bardsley, who was pictured on his back in a casino draped in PS50 notes looked to be a law unto himself.
The Government says I need a certain amount to live on per week, yet the tax office seems to be a law unto itself.
Mr Saunders seems to be a law unto himself - can he do exactly what he wants?
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