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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call your own

If you have something to call your own, it belongs to you. I think you should have a place you can call your own. She has hardly had a moment to call her own for the last seven years.
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call something your ˈown

claim something as belonging to you: At her age she needs a place she can call her own.
See also: call, own, something
References in classic literature ?
She told me the better I behaved the better I should be treated, and that it was wisest always to do my best to please my master; "but," said she, "there are a great many kinds of men; there are good thoughtful men like our master, that any horse may be proud to serve; and there are bad, cruel men, who never ought to have a horse or dog to call their own.
And I believe the only people who are free from that weakness are those who have no work to call their own.
TRAGICMany Scots children have no home to call their own.
All they ask is for a few square feet to call their own.
She caters to the needs of her nurse customers--giving them the freedom to call their own shots in terms of scheduling--no mandated calls, no minimum hours required to stay on staff, and pay at the top of the local scale.
It feels really good" to be a homeowner, Maddrey says, especially because her two sons, Arrin, 12, and Mekhi, 1, now have a place to call their own and no longer live in a cramped two-bedroom apartment.
Angel Rodriguez'' was shown to citizens of Covenant House/Los Angeles, a nonprofit group striving to give homeless and runaway teens a place to call their own.
Very small children love stories and also love a book to call their own.
Coaches who have confidence it their catcher or pitcher should allow them to call their own game.
In some cases communities have spent between $5,000 and $10,000 searching for a doctor to call their own.
But now they face a bleak Christmas with no home to call their own.
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg recently promised the Jets that they would have a home to call their own as part of New York's Olympic dream.
FORMER government minister Brian Wilson described list MSPs those top-up politicians without a constituency to call their own as ``underemployed'' and a ``waste of space''.
com interviews corporate executives, and business owners that get the recognition they need to call their own shots.