come into (one's) own

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come into (one's) own

1. Of a person, to reach a new level of maturity, independence, or success. Often said of young adults. Betsy has really come into her own this year. A full-time job, a new apartment—she's doing great!
2. Of a thing, to prove to be very useful or helpful. When you're waiting for the bus in freezing weather, your coat will really come into its own, believe me.
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come into one's (or its) own

to become independent; to be recognized as independent and capable, usually after much effort or time. Maria is coming into her own as a concert pianist.
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come into its/your own

If someone or something comes into their own, people start to see how successful or useful they are. He had practised psychotherapy, a training that came into its own in a camp of 2,000 prisoners. She really came into her own as a mother when her children grew older and were able to have a more adult relationship.
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come into your own

COMMON If someone or something comes into their own, they become very successful or start to perform very well because the circumstances are right. The goalkeeper came into his own with a series of brilliant saves. Take-away dinners come into their own when you're too exhausted to be bothered about cooking.
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come into its (or your) own

become fully effective, used, or recognized.
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come into (one's) own

1. To get possession of what belongs to one.
2. To obtain rightful recognition or prosperity: a concert pianist who has at last come into his own.
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