call (one's) own

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call (one's) own

To regard or claim something as under one's own control or belonging genuinely or solely to oneself. Many people are in dire poverty in this area, left with hardly anything to call their own. I've been dreaming of the day I have a car to call my own.
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He was transferred from another RSPCA centre and now is looking for a home to call his own.
It's perhaps because the outlaw famously lived in the wild, with no roof over his head, and accordingly had no barn to call his own.
276 with five homers, 34 RBIs and 25 stolen bases, but what will keep him out of the game is not having a position to call his own.
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT A quarterback who is allowed to call his own plays can become as good, if not better, at it than a coach.
When a QB has the opportunity to call his own plays, he can utilize all his resources and is forced to be more cerebral.
However, in the beginning, Ball didn't even have an office to call his own.
An obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe (and chain-smoker) with no personal relationships to call his own .
If it's one with the hubris to call his own shot - and make it - all the better.
His mastery of numbers contributes to an ability to call his own pitches.
Strictly by coincidence, the departure of Paraclete offensive coordinator Jeff Jambretz following the 1998 season forced Hagerty to call his own offensive plays for the first time since his rookie year as head coach.
Greber is expected to call his own witnesses for the rest of the week.