one's way

*one's (own) way (with someone or something)

[get/have] one's control over someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) The mayor got his way with the city council. He seldom gets his own way. How often do you have your way with your own money? Parents usually have their way with their children.
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*one's (own) way

one's way of doing something; one's will or desire. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) She always has to have her own way. She thinks no one else can do it right.
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References in classic literature ?
The absence of suffering, the satisfaction of one's needs and consequent freedom in the choice of one's occupation, that is, of one's way of life, now seemed to Pierre to be indubitably man's highest happiness.
Change is always difficult and it is easy to get set in one's ways.
Failure to see the error of one's ways was understandable, for there was much profit to be made in Needless Alley.
But confronting the dark side of one's own character and changing one's ways is not necessarily the easy option.
And though the city has no statistical evidence, its judge believes the jail time is a powerful motivator for mending one's ways.
Unable to see the road beyond his dissatisfaction, the young monk stayed faithful to his special Benedictine vows of stability (remaining in his monastery) and conversio morum, the continual willingness to allow God's grace to "change one's ways.
If Formula One's ways of functioning were to be significantly modified, Michelin would not hesitate in proposing its services to the different teams once again.