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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And as they have nothing but their persons which they can call their own, suits and complaints will have no existence among them; they will be delivered from all those quarrels of which money or children or relations are the occasion.
One in four households spend six months or longer in a home they cannot call their own.
All they ask is for a few square feet to call their own.
She caters to the needs of her nurse customers--giving them the freedom to call their own shots in terms of scheduling--no mandated calls, no minimum hours required to stay on staff, and pay at the top of the local scale.
It feels really good" to be a homeowner, Maddrey says, especially because her two sons, Arrin, 12, and Mekhi, 1, now have a place to call their own and no longer live in a cramped two-bedroom apartment.
Angel Rodriguez'' was shown to citizens of Covenant House/Los Angeles, a nonprofit group striving to give homeless and runaway teens a place to call their own.
It's more of a flashlight to help finance chiefs navigate the increasingly tangled terrain they call their own.
Tired of living in cramped apartments, "wasting money and making someone else rich," needing more space for a growing family, and simply wanting a place they could call their own, the couple first looked in the Pilsen neighborhood on Chicago's near Southwest Side where they both grew up.
The school library, the community library, and a library in their home that they can call their own.
Very small children love stories and also love a book to call their own.
Thousands of rugby followers in the north have lent their support to the national team over the years and the least they deserve is a quality team in their area which they can call their own.
As we see in this issue, families are separated, educations ended, and people the world over must search for a place they can call their own.
Rogers, a writer who modern-day Afrocentrists call their own.
We need to find our own 1,000 square feet to create a studio that the girls can call their own.
Portlanders want a good honest beer that they can call their own, says Jerome Chicvara, H Saxer brand manager.