run (one's) own show

(redirected from running our own show)

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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Staying with the pound while we adjust to running our own show makes sense.
As Captain Joe says: "It's a big deal for us, you know - beating you lot and running our own show.