off (one's) own bat

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off (one's) own bat

Without prompting from another. If you want to make more money, you'll have to take on new clients off your own bat. Susie didn't wait for her parents to tell her to take out the garbage. She did it off her own bat.
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off your own bat

BRITISH
If you do something off your own bat, you choose to do it and no one else tells you to do it. Whatever she did, she did off her own bat. It was nothing to do with me. Note: In cricket, players can score runs either by hitting the ball themselves, or when their partner hits it, or when the ball is not hit at all but goes beyond the wicket.
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off your own bat

at your own instigation; spontaneously. British
The bat referred to in this phrase is a cricket bat.
1995 Colin Bateman Cycle of Violence She doesn't have me doing anything, Marty. It's all off my own bat.
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ˌoff your own ˈbat

(British English, informal) independently, without the encouragement or help of others: Nobody had even tried to persuade Tim to give up smoking; he did it off his own bat.
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Dave Powell, Anna's father, said: "I'm immensely proud of Isla because she did it off her own bat - that's who she is.
Tim, aged 53, said: "We are so proud of Georgia, particularly because she did it off her own bat. To be honest, both me and the wife were quite emotional when she told us what she'd got planned.
She has enjoyed a whirlwind rise to fame in the last couple of years; chosen to the play the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury in 2013, she returned to the festival off her own bat in 2014, and has also gained a high-profiled admirer in Ryan Adams, who handpicked her to support him on last year's UK tour.
This week, we learn that "the hardest thing in the world is being married to a footballer", Dawn gives her daughter's girl-band a rollicking for their lacklustre performance at last week's charity ball, and Ampika decides to throw a girlie dinner (completely off her own bat, you understand and absolutely nothing to do with giving the series something to film).
In a similar letter, journalist Marcus Armytage wrote: "Between 1996 and 2006, when Grace started HEROS, against the advice of some of the industry's most respected members who said it could not be done, she rehomed 350 horses off her own bat.
If you gave her a hug once in a while and told her you love her, she might start responding off her own bat.
Whether she did it off her own bat or because she asked her to, is irrelevant.
Laura Cavill wrote the letter "off her own bat" and even received a response from the Department for Education and Employment complimenting her on her clear use of language.
"The oriental garden at Theresa Russell House has taken 18 months of hard work that Lynn started completely off her own bat.
There was also good news for one of the Nuneaton Alliance office staff, Liz Gunn, who bought a lottery ticket off her own bat. She won pounds 50.
But my wife has gone ahead off her own bat. am spitting blood because she says that as she owns half the house, she can force me to sell.