make (one's) own way

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make (one's) own way

To advance or progress, especially through life, according to one's own efforts, inclinations, or designs. This country prides itself on letting people make their own way, relying on no one else's work but their own. We've tried to give Jack all the guidance and support we can, but at the end of the day, he has to make his own way in the world.
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Coun Hopgood, a member of the planning committee involved in the site visit, who lives in Durham City, said: "Councillors have to make their own way from all parts of the county to the council offices in Spennymoor simply to catch a coach to take us to a different part of the town.