Running one's own show - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
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Business is tidal; it ebbs and flows but, unlike the tides, is not predictable, which in many ways is part of the fascination of running one's own show
There's no doubt that running one's own show
can be very rewarding.
Despite the stark beauty of the place and the obvious lure of running one's own show
, questions still hang in the desert air: How does she do it?
The motives are various, ranging from dissatisfaction with vendor service to the belief that sales and profits can be increased substantially by running one's own show