mind of (one's) own

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mind of (one's) own

The propensity or ability to think, act, or form opinions without outside influence. It is often used (humorously) to describe an inanimate object that cannot be controlled by its owner. I tried to tell him that wasn't the best decision to make under those circumstances, but you know he has a mind of his own, and he did it anyway. I swear, my vacuum has a mind of its own! It turns on in the middle of the night when we're all asleep!
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a mind of its own

A tendency to be unresponsive to human will: The car had a mind of its own and seemed to start only when it felt like it.
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a mind of (one's) own

A capacity or inclination to think or act independently: a reporter with a mind of her own.
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The software, called Mind of My Own, allows young users to say how they are feeling, what support they need and tell their care worker about the things that are important to them.
"It was great to see how the Mind of My Own app will really help our careexperienced young people to shape their futures."
Mind of My Own director Jill Thorburn said: "It's fantastic to be working with Aberdeen City Council to bring the app to the children and young people they support."
I've got a mind of my own, Liverpool offered me what I wanted and the agent stayed away.
Mind Of My Own is an upbeat music CD ideal for young listeners age 4-12.