run (one's) own show

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run (one's) own show

To have complete autonomy or authority over something; to do something according solely to one's own inclinations, desires, opinions, etc. You can tell that the manager, so used to running his own show in the office, is finding it hard to adjust to having a boss of his own just a few doors down. The CEO's son really ran his own show in here for the last few years, until he was finally busted for fraud and removed from the company.
See also: own, run, show
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run one's own show

see under run the show.
See also: own, run, show
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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I will just play games, run my own show just right at the comfort of my home with my wife Rona and of course, our baby."
Even when I started my first job, my intensions were to learn and have the experience so that I can run my own show. I shared this with my employer and he helped me a lot learning business throughout my job.
I like to run my own show; I don't want to compromise my own show.
"I always wanted to run my own show really," says Paul, who lives in Gosforth in Newcastle with Lucy and their three daughters, Martha, 18, Alice, 16, and Madeleine, 13.
of Conway, said he started Cordova because "I wanted to run my own show."
"That drive to run my own show was pretty strong," Kesti said.
"I also knew I'd be able to run my own show. There would he nobody telling me what I could and could not do, from the artwork to the presentation, not only the music."
'I always wanted to run my own show,' Mr MacKenzie said.