form an/(one's) own opinion

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form an/(one's) own opinion

To develop a certain view of someone or something. Mom, stop telling me what to thin and let me form my own opinion about him! I don't know, I haven't formed an opinion on it yet.
See also: an, form, opinion, own
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He has stated such matters just as they occurred, and leaves every one to form his own opinion concerning them; trusting that his anxious desire to speak the unvarnished truth will gain for him the confidence of his readers.
Just adding, that it is very hot, lies among great rivers, and has vast tracts of undrained swampy land around it, I leave the reader to form his own opinion.
In the book "Prince William: Born to be King," Penny Junor discussed the Duke of Cambridge's desire to meet Camilla after realizing he needed to form his own opinion about his father's lover.
Nowadays Mr J Public can watch every race that takes place and form his own opinion unfettered by the restrictions of terrestrial broadcasting.
But Jefferies will need time to form his own opinion on the 31-year-old as he is short of fitness after being released by Greek side Larissa.
O'Neill has now had a chance to form his own opinion of his playing staff after seeing them all turn out at some stage in the pre-season tour.
He wanted to form his own opinion on a couple of players."
Martin Luther King, and form his own opinions about who he wanted to become.
And while he will form his own opinions on them, he wants to grill O'Neill for his thoughts too.