do own thing
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do your own thing
to follow your interests, esp. without worrying about what other people think I know artists who won't let anyone or anything interfere with doing their own thing, even if it means not having any money.Related vocabulary: your own person
do your own thing(informal)
to do exactly what you want without following what other people do or worrying about what they think You have to give your children a certain amount of freedom to do their own thing.
do (one's) own thingSlang
To do what one does best or finds most enjoyable: "I get paid to try cases and to do my thing on trial" (Bruce Cutler).