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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She strikes us as a gal who doesn't give a fig what other people think and ploughs her own furrow both musically and in fashion.
Born in Stirlingshire and living in the Scottish Borders near the Tweed, Karine ploughs her own furrow with her material, tackling what some might feel are tricky subjects such as sex-trafficking and Auschwitz victims.
I hesitate to say No because Ms Phillips (she has no title because her father, Mark, refused to take one on marriage) is a feisty lady who ploughs her own furrow.