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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call something your ˈown

claim something as belonging to you: At her age she needs a place she can call her own.
See also: call, own, something
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In a news release, Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher said he felt "fully confident that our success can only continue to grow through the programs, commitment and support of organizations we can proudly call our own, like CCAB.
AGAINST ALL COMERS OUR house gets more like Fort Knox all the time, Every door has one or more keys to foil time, We've got more keys than a bank or a jail, If thieves come down our street we want them to fail, There's nothing worth having that we call our own, Everything rented, on time, or loan, So thieves think again if you come by our house, Getting inside would be hard work for a mouse, No Georgian silver, antiques, or plate, The reward would be small and the risk would be great, Far better to turn back at our thrice-locked front gate.
A CREDIT and a great blessing to Wales: a son of Wales we can proudly call our own.
Sir Terry said: 'I think it's tremendous that Wales has such a marvellous musical talent to call our own.
We've had some trials and some struggles, but thanks to this program now we do have a place to call our own and a home we can share with our families," he says.
There was an assumption afoot that once we had a show to call our own, we would unilaterally embrace it.
Just as we need the global economy, we need physical and mental spaces that we can call our own.
We need to have a home that we can call our own for five to eight years," said Best.
After nearly a year of ongoing renovation and remodeling, we now have a spectacular work space to call our own, and we're very proud to have our name on the door.
Give us a city we can call our own, and we'll never bother with another stupid poem.
For American Jews, the United States has provided, and continues to provide, a fertile environment for education and experience, and our story should have a home we can proudly call our own.
We in the Valley need a conveniently located venue to call our own.
We couldn't do four-digit dialing between locations; we paid high long-distance tolls just to call our own offices; and if you wanted to leave a message for two people in different offices, you had to leave it twice.
We feel it is essential to the president's defense that we be able to call our own witnesses and present our own arguments to address these important questions.