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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call your own

If you have something to call your own, it belongs to you. I think you should have a place you can call your own. She has hardly had a moment to call her own for the last seven years.
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if only / I had 1 puppy to call my own, / a pert little puppy / to call my own.
It's something I can call my own until someone else breaks it.
But, like the inventors of the bread machine, these food fabricators have removed one of the incentives that lured me into the kitchen in the first place - to create something edible I could call my own.