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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I've been presenting all the way through but never running my own show and I started to think 'Why not?
I'm just running my own show now - Lights Out Boxing Incorporated.
Next year I will be running my own show and I will make the big fights,' he said.
Obviously I'm not involved anymore, I have no direct dealings with the club because I am running my own show," he said.
It wasn't to be and I'm certainly not disappointed to be running my own show at the Showgrounds.
I'd always fancied running my own show and kept finding excuses not to.