one's way

(one's) (own) way

What one wants; the manner in which one wants or demands something to be done. Our toddler is so stubborn. If he doesn't get his way, he throws a total tantrum. Don't bother arguing—the boss has to have it done her own way, or she won't sign off on anything you do. Fine, have it your way. But good luck working with Payroll on your own.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*one's (own) way (with someone or something)

[get/have] one's control over someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) The mayor got his way with the city council. He seldom gets his own way. How often do you have your way with your own money? Parents usually have their way with their children.
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*one's (own) way

one's way of doing something; one's will or desire. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) She always has to have her own way. She thinks no one else can do it right.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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