a life of its own(redirected from a life of their own)
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a life of its own
The state of something that exists and thrives outside and beyond the control of the point of origin. An urban legend can have a life of its own, changing every time it is retold. The accusations in the political race began to take on a life of their own, growing meaner and more elaborate every day.
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(have) a life of its ˈown(of an object) seeming to move or function by itself without a person touching or working it: When he was painting, he said, the brush used to take on a life of its own and take him in directions he never intended to go.
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