go (one's) (own) way

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go (one's) (own) way

To proceed, act, or do things in a direction or manner as one so chooses or desires, especially as is distinct, separate, or different from that of others. After meeting resistance with her partner about how the business should be run, she decided to go her way and open her own law firm. Tom doesn't have a huge amount of friends, but I've never worried about him; he just likes to go his own way in life, and that's fine by me.
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The boys served in the Army and the RAF before going their own ways.
Going their own ways then, they reformed in 1974 to tour North America from West to East.
Now the university and the hospital are going their own ways by building their own small firm incubation units.
The source added that the couple are still friendly but they're going their own ways.
Despite going their own ways many years ago, they kept in touch right up until Rafferty passed away.
There is a fear that, despite devolution, Wales will be incorporated - cricket like - into England with Scotland and Northern Ireland going their own ways and that could mean a cut in the already pitiful funding the principality is afforded.
There are no plans to divorce, they are just going their own ways.
Catherine Dunwoody is the executive director of CaFCP, which boasts a 55,000-square-foot facility in Sacramento where the auto company members hold team meetings before going their own ways to develop fuel cells.
There is no mention of this in the 'news' section but at the time it announced that its members were going their own ways.
After all, corporate branches like communications, publishing, supply and distribution, and mortgage service were going their own ways in making procurements, payments and arrangements with vendors for a wide range of services and supplies.
He said: "Victoria told me they had finished and they were going their own ways.
I loved the interaction of all these dysfunctional people - comedically, brilliantly written - coming together and sort of accepting each other as long as they have to, then going their own ways.
It was 14 February, 1867 - Valentine's Day - yet William Dunstan and Alice Harwood, both 20, would soon be going their own ways in life.
The couple dated briefly last year before going their own ways, but the relationship is clearly back on, judging by the latest happy pictures.
The growing tensions in the band made it obvious they would soon be going their own ways.