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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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.
The timing was right for one more to call their own.
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.
I know of no other company here that is giving African American students cubicles to call their own with laptops and a laser printer on their premises.
They'll have something nice, new that somebody thought of for them and they'll be able to call their own.