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: own, run, show
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For those with an overabundance of fervor, running their own show may be the only way to go.
Here, Tony shares his tips for success with a new business for those thinking of running their own show.
The Sharifs believed in running their own show and the result was that as Shahbaz Sharif was standing in the floodwater, just like all other high profile visitors, he was restricting the entire administration to protocol duties.
Especially given the time frame for her discussion, when daytime talk shows were at the peak of their popularity with Oprah, Sally Jesse Raphael, Geraldo Rivera, and Phil Donahue each running their own show, Harkin's book could have benefitted from an analysis of television's role in the memory wars.
Running their own show and with numerous TV appearances in the Seventies, the name Gerry Cottle was established among the British circus families like Billy Smart and Chipperfield.
Yet, for whatever reason, Scots are slower than some of our European cousins in committing themselves to running their own show.
As redundancies grow and workers feel insecure about the future, thousands are switching to running their own show every year.
Our chefs and operators in fine dining must be capable of running their own show, and Wolfgang is constantly bringing ideas and challenging all of us to keep ahead of the new restaurants around the corner.
Throughout the day security remained at its highest level with the PSNI running their own show while all the President's men kept their eyes trained on their boss and his entourage.
That possibility now appears to be remote, if only because Palestinians are running their own show and they have not been slow to demonstrate resentment of any form of intrusion from outside.
Running their own show like the English Premiership will be central.
While some affiliated surgeons want to continue running their own show, many are frustrated by the number of business decisions and the lack of time to invest in keeping their centers at constant peak competitive performance levels.
They are loving every minute of running their own show and are delighted they took the plunge and started their own business.