come into your own

come into (one's) own

1. Of a person, to reach a new level of maturity, independence, or success. Often said of young adults. Betsy has really come into her own this year. A full-time job, a new apartment—she's doing great!
2. Of a thing, to prove to be very useful or helpful. When you're waiting for the bus in freezing weather, your coat will really come into its own, believe me.
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come into your own

COMMON If someone or something comes into their own, they become very successful or start to perform very well because the circumstances are right. The goalkeeper came into his own with a series of brilliant saves. Take-away dinners come into their own when you're too exhausted to be bothered about cooking.
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come ˌinto your/its ˈown

have the opportunity to show how good or useful you are or something is: When the traffic’s as bad as this, a bicycle really comes into its own.It was only when she became Health Secretary that she came into her own.
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