according to (one's) own lights

according to (one's) own lights

Based on one's beliefs or inclinations. You may not agree with Kara's free-spirited lifestyle, but she has always lived according to her own lights.
See also: accord, lights, own, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

according to one's own lights

according to the way one believes; according to the way one's conscience or inclinations lead one. John may have been wrong, but he did what he did according to his own lights.
See also: accord, lights, own, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

according to your lights

in accordance with your own personal standards of morality or propriety.
See also: accord, lights, to
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