(one's) (own) way

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(one's) (own) way

What one wants; the manner in which one wants or demands something to be done. Our toddler is so stubborn. If he doesn't get his way, he throws a total tantrum. Don't bother arguing—the boss has to have it done her own way, or she won't sign off on anything you do.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*one's (own) way (with someone or something)

[get/have] one's control over someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) The mayor got his way with the city council. He seldom gets his own way. How often do you have your way with your own money? Parents usually have their way with their children.
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*one's (own) way

one's way of doing something; one's will or desire. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) She always has to have her own way. She thinks no one else can do it right.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

way

1. mod. extremely; totally. Oh, this is way gross!
2. interj. There is too a way!, as an answer to No way! A: I won’t do it. No way! B: Way! Yes, you will.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Even Mary had found out that one of Colin's chief peculiarities was that he did not know in the least what a rude little brute he was with his way of ordering people about.
Jerry took the letter, and, remarking to himself with less internal deference than he made an outward show of, "You are a lean old one, too," made his bow, informed his son, in passing, of his destination, and went his way.
Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it.
Cruncher's attention was here diverted to the door-keeper, whom he saw making his way to Mr.
He was plainly dressed in black, or very dark grey, and his hair, which was long and dark, was gathered in a ribbon at the back of his neck; more to be out of his way than for ornament.
He proceeded casually on his way until abreast of me, and then, without warning and with incredible swiftness, he smote me a buffet on the head.
As I wandered about the plaza lost in my gloomy forebodings Tars Tarkas approached me on his way from the audience chamber.
Steadily, sturdily, almost insolently, he had thrust his way through to the front ranks.
He was very soon aware that he had wandered into a world whose ways were not his ways and with whom he had no kinship.
>From the first he was aware of a certain difference in himself and his ways. The careless glance of a lounger on the pavement of Pall Mall filled him with a sudden anger.
It was not essential that he should plan his ways in regard to them.
In the time Bee worked his way up the ladder at KYT&B, he has juggled many projects, from designing market rate condominiums to hospital lobbies, to the tents for the Big Apple Circus.
YUMMY TRAITS The Sag guy is super-ambitious so, when he's going after a goal, he won't let anything get in his way. And it does have to be his way, make no mistake.