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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 yourself

COMMON If you describe a person or organization as a law unto themselves, you mean that they do what they want, ignoring laws, rules, or usual ways of doing things. He does his work well but in an unconventional way. He is truly a law unto himself. Most athletic departments are pretty much a law unto themselves — unaccountable in terms of where this money goes.
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a law unto (oneself)

A totally independent operator: An executive who is a law unto herself.
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A lost cause because climatic change is activated by Mother Nature and Mother Nature is a law unto herself.
The filly, who is owned and trained by Kevin McAuliffe, is a tricky customer at the best of times and a law unto herself on the home gallops.
LOOKING lean and mean ahead of her first pro bout, boxer Laura Saperstein really is a law unto herself.
Stolz has become a law unto herself, attacking the policies of the governor and the parole board.
2 daughter Louise is also a law unto herself on TV - she's a legal lovely in Emmerdale.