(one's) own man/woman/person

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(one's) own man/woman/person

Independent in action or thought; not accepting or swayed by outside influences. When I was younger, I would do anything my friends were doing, but I'm my own person now. You won't be able to manipulate her—she's really her own woman. You can't just accept everything you read in the media—you have to be your own man.
See also: man, own, person, woman

(one's) own man

Independent in judgment and action.
See also: man, own

(one's) own woman

Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
See also: own, woman
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I am my own man, and no one, of any political persuasion persuaded me to make the complaint.
He had his own style, he was his own man - I have my own style and I am also my own man.
After being in charge, I want to be my own man and have responsibility for all first team matters.
David's his own man and I'm my own man -but they are a good team and very hard to play against.
I'm my own man and Nasser's his own man," stressed Vaughan.
I'm my own man but it's great to bounce ideas off people and get an understanding that you're not the first and you won't be the last to go through a certain situation.
I'd like to be my own man but also have the qualities to be an assistant.
Deciding ``to be my own man,'' Kareem Rush announced Tuesday he will enroll at Missouri and not join his brother at UCLA.
People might say that after my health scare I shouldn't put myself under such stress by being my own man but the illness was nothing to do with my job.
I wanted to be my own man and by leaving I was putting myself back in the market place but the chairman phoned and invited me back for a chat.
But I'm on my own man and we all want to go up here.
He's a top player but I don't do the cartwheels - I'm my own man and I want to get my head down and have a good crack at the Championship.
However, I want to be my own man and have my own ideas to put into practice while I'm in charge at Broughty.
IAIN Duncan Smith has sought to put his personal imprint on the Conservative Party, consigning the Thatcher and Major eras to the past and insisting: "I'm my own man.