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law unto

A phrase used to describe someone who acts independently of what is normal or expected. Julie has always marched to the beat of her own drum. She's a law unto herself.
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a law unto (oneself)

A totally independent operator: An executive who is a law unto herself.
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And when some of Taylor's members demand the outrageous wages that result in fans paying up to PS60 for a ticket, I'd have thought being a law unto yourself was something Taylor (above, left) welcomed.
After a jury found him guilty of blackmail, Recorder John Muir described Thoms' behaviour as "deplorable", telling him: "You seem to have considered yourself a law unto yourself with no concerns about how your actions would affect hard-working, honest members of the public.
Jerry Ham, 34, argued it is "tyrannical" for the drug to be illegal, but Judge Geoffrey Rivlin QC told the jury: "What he is asking you to say is that he is a law unto himself.