on (one's) own


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on (one's) own

1. By or through one's individual efforts or means. I had to finish designing the website on my own after many of our workers were laid off.
2. Without the assistance or support of, or dependence upon, anybody else. I don't need anyone's pity or help, I can make it all on my own, thank you very much.
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on one's own

independently. Our baby can now walk on his own. I have lived on my own since I was 18.
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on one's own

1. By one's own efforts or resources, as in He built the entire addition on his own. [Mid-1900s]
2. Responsible for oneself, independent of outside help or control, as in Dave moved out last fall; he's on his own now. [Mid-1900s]
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(all) on your ˈown


1 alone; without anyone else: Why are you sitting here on your own?
2 without help: She made it all on her own.
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on (one's) own

1. By one's own efforts: She got the job on her own.
2. Responsible for oneself; independent of outside help or control: He is now out of college and on his own.
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