run (one's) own show

(redirected from run their own shows)

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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Yokkao run their own shows all over the world, and the Yokkao world title is what all the fighters want.
In addition, conglomerates lost many divisional top managers, who left to run their own shows at smaller specialists' firms.
We will be dedicating shows to everyone who wish to be a DJ and everyone will get this opportunity to run their own shows in the studio.
The station was set up in 2008 to allow amateur broadcasters the chance to run their own shows.
While the renegade in Barefoot allows the merchants to run their own shows -- deciding what to buy and how to merchandise it, the realist in him has designed an ingenious retail model in which the person buying products for the store must also sell them to the customer.