under own steam


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under one's own steam

Fig. by one's own power or effort. I missed my ride to class, so I had to get there under my own steam. John will need some help with this project. He can't do it under his own steam.
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under your own steam

without help from anyone else Don't bother organizing a ride for us - we can get there under our own steam.
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under your own steam

without help from anyone else Don't bother sending a car for us - we can get there under our own steam.
See run out of steam, pick up steam
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