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: run, show
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Thanks, Arena, for the offer of your superior intellects and expertise to run racing-but, no thanks, we can run our own show.
In Alaska), we make our own decisions and run our own show.
In short, if we are at GM, we want to remain fully independent and to run our own show.
We couldn't have accomplished this without the unique combination of autonomy and backing from Disney, as Michael has been such a tremendous supporter of our vision and given us the ability to run our own show.