go (one's) (own) way

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go (one's) (own) way

To proceed, act, or do things in a direction or manner as one so chooses or desires, especially as is distinct, separate, or different from that of others. After meeting resistance with her partner about how the business should be run, she decided to go her way and open her own law firm. Tom doesn't have a huge amount of friends, but I've never worried about him; he just likes to go his own way in life, and that's fine by me.
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Ronan had enjoyed a taste of solo success with his single, When You Say Nothing At All, and the band went their own ways.
UnionJack members went their own ways, playing in a number of different outfits.
It was reported that the glamour pair went their own ways in a so-called "amicable" fashion back in April.
But when the pair fell out and went their own ways, neither could recreate the former glories without the other.
The suburban boys and girls, too, soon went their own ways, but we all kept our love of folk songs and our belief that you should protect the persecuted.
The two strikers went their own ways on much-travelled careers after playing together at Coventry.
They were long renowned as one of the freshest, funkiest acts on the circuit and left behind swathes of disappointed fans when the band went their own ways in 1999.
The Animals, as most people know, had their heyday in the mid-1960s with House of the Rising Sun, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Bring it on Home to Me etc, then the individual members, for various reasons, went their own ways.
The multi-platinum follow-up, Alpha, produced the top ten singles Don't Cry and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes but after its release the four musicians went their own ways.
The girls went their own ways after Dean Martin's show ended in 1973.
While she wrote and drew and her brothers went their own ways, her emotionally distant father pursued sex with young boys.
Soon after, the group members went their own ways to pursue solo careers in 2000.
So, the "Likely Lads" went their own ways and the actors into different projects with varying success.
In the absence of a left based on universal principles, many little lefts for which the New Left had acted as a catalyst survived and went their own ways," he writes.