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.
Phil Bardsley, who was pictured on his back in a casino draped in PS50 notes looked to be a law unto himself. As did West Brom's Liam Ridgewell when he was pictured wiping his backside with PS20 notes last year.
When asked if the police authority system needed to be reformed he said "the others are working okay" but admitted that Mr Brunstrom "seemed to be a law unto himself" and courted publicity.
Mr Saunders seems to be a law unto himself - can he do exactly what he wants?
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