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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