call (one's) own

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call (one's) own

To regard or claim something as under one's own control or belonging genuinely or solely to oneself. Many people are in dire poverty in this area, left with hardly anything to call their own. I've been dreaming of the day I have a car to call my own.
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He was transferred from another RSPCA centre and now is looking for a home to call his own.
I felt sorry for the contestant from Middlesbrough because, like myself, he doesn't have a county that he can call his own.
It's perhaps because the outlaw famously lived in the wild, with no roof over his head, and accordingly had no barn to call his own.
276 with five homers, 34 RBIs and 25 stolen bases, but what will keep him out of the game is not having a position to call his own.
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT A quarterback who is allowed to call his own plays can become as good, if not better, at it than a coach.
However, in the beginning, Ball didn't even have an office to call his own.
An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe (and chain-smoker) with no personal relationships to call his own .
If it's one with the hubris to call his own shot - and make it - all the better.
Then he wanted to find his niche at a position he could call his own.
His mastery of numbers contributes to an ability to call his own pitches.
Strictly by coincidence, the departure of Paraclete offensive coordinator Jeff Jambretz following the 1998 season forced Hagerty to call his own offensive plays for the first time since his rookie year as head coach.
Despite the agonizingly close losses that made the difference between a 2-5 and a 5-2 record, Parm still has proven to be a valuable floor leader for Smith, who has enough faith in his point guard to consistently let him call his own plays when setting up the offense.
Greber is expected to call his own witnesses for the rest of the week.
Garcia believes he has found a style of choreography he can call his own.
Dole and House Republicans tried to use Democratic opposition to the education provision to paint the Democrats as weak on illegal immigration and to deny Clinton a bill the president undoubtedly would call his own.