run (one's) own show

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run (one's) own show

To have complete autonomy or authority over something; to do something according solely to one's own inclinations, desires, opinions, etc. You can tell that the manager, so used to running his own show in the office, is finding it hard to adjust to having a boss of his own just a few doors down. The CEO's son really ran his own show in here for the last few years, until he was finally busted for fraud and removed from the company.
See also: own, run, show
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I always wanted to run my own show really," says Paul, who lives in Gosforth in Newcastle with Lucy and their three daughters, Martha, 18, Alice, 16, and Madeleine, 13.
It is fantastic to run my own show and do the desk myself," she says.
of Conway, said he started Cordova because "I wanted to run my own show.
That drive to run my own show was pretty strong," Kesti said.
I believe that my experience in general management, marketing, product development and having responsibility for the bottom-line make me ready to run my own show," said Dwyer.