call your own

call (one's) own

To regard or claim something as under one's own control or belonging genuinely or solely to oneself. Many people are in dire poverty in this area, left with hardly anything to call their own. I've been dreaming of the day I have a car to call my own.
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call your own

If you have something to call your own, it belongs to you. I think you should have a place you can call your own. She has hardly had a moment to call her own for the last seven years.
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It is so easy to feel you need more, Always discontented and even sore, And the benefit of the things you call your own, Is spoiled when envy of others' goods is shown.
Beautifully renovated-inside and out, this is a restaurant/bar you can be proud to call your own! 5000 square ft building has plenty of seating for your patrons, with rent only being $2500, with (2) five year options!
I am telling you to stand up and fight for your beliefs, to create something that you can call your own. Believe you can change the world, because you can.
I was really happy to see the feature on Harmony Designs in the July 2008 issue ("A Space to Call Your Own," Lifestyle).
We all need the same thing and the main ingredient is "love" keeping us together through bad times and good "Recognition" another word that we need, having a great effect on how we feel "Care" and "attention" both high on the list, bringing sunshine and smiles to keep us adrift And having a friend to call your own, sharing the same wavelength even on the phone Finding a heart that "understands"
It's part of an emerging trend in housing that some have called "manspaces." Are you a man who has carved out a place in your home that you and your male friends can call your own? If so, we'd like to hear from you.
The thought of kicking off 2005 with a babe to call your own is delicious, we agree.
What was the first skateboard that you could call your own?