go one's way(redirected from go one's own way)
go (someone's) way
1. Literally, to move or travel in the same direction as someone else. I'm looking for a ride to Denver—are you going my way?
2. To proceed or unfold in a manner that is beneficial to someone or is in line with their plans or desires. If the court's decision goes our way, we can expect a payout of nearly $2 million. First, my car breaks down, then I lose the keys to my apartment—nothing's going my way today!
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go one's way
Also, go one's own way.
1. Do what one pleases, especially differing from what others are doing, as in You go your way and I'll go mine, or He always insisted on going his own way. This expression, dating from about 1400, originally alluded to moving on in a particular direction. It can still do so, as in The delivery truck went on its way. By the late 1500s it was also being used figuratively.
2. Proceed according to one's plans or wishes, as in Let's hope things will go my way this time. Applied to both events and people's actions, this thought is often expressed as everything's going one's way or going my way . For example, With her husband in charge, everything's going her way, or I trust you'll be going my way when we vote on this issue.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.