plough (one's) own furrow

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plough (one's) own furrow

To do something in isolation; to act without the help or influence of others. Primarily heard in UK. I tried to offer Jonathan help with the project, but he'd rather plough his own furrow. As an artist, I think you should try to plough your own furrow before worrying what other people might want.
See also: furrow, own, plough
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At a time when many nation states are joining trading blocs in their attempt to accommodate to the demands of globalisation, Great Britain has decided to go it alone and plough her own furrow.
Suitors repeatedly reject her because they consider her ugly, but Cuddy continues to plough her own furrow.
Hilary Swank |in The Homesman Suitors repeatedly reject her because they consider her ugly, but Cuddy continues to plough her own furrow.
You could not help admiring the way she would never be moved from what she felt was right, and however much she was ridiculed and taunted, she was never afraid to plough her own furrow, lonely though that may well have been.
A HORSE lover from Northumberland has given up a career in the textile industry to plough her own furrow with a new business repairing riding equipment.