be a law unto (oneself)

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be a law unto (oneself)

To do whatever one desires and/or ignore rules and regulations. If you need to delegate, I wouldn't ask Gina—she is a law unto herself, and it's hard to persuade her to do anything she's not interested in. How many times has Jason been arrested now? Geez, he sure is a law unto himself!
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be a law unto yourself

behave in a manner that is not conventional or predictable.
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GORDON TAYLOR has told Paolo Di Canio (above, right) "he cannot be a law unto himself" after the manager fined Sunderland players for ill-discipline.
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The Government says I need a certain amount to live on per week, yet the tax office seems to be a law unto itself.
Mr Saunders seems to be a law unto himself - can he do exactly what he wants?
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