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(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.
See also: way


slang Yes, it's true! (Used as a set response to the incredulous phrase "No way!") A: "They said they wanted to promote me to Vice President of Marketing!" B: "No way!" A: "Way!"
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1. mod. extremely; totally. Oh, this is way gross!
2. interj. There is too a way!, as an answer to No way! A: I won’t do it. No way! B: Way! Yes, you will.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it.
"WeB, well," said the old clerk; "we aa have our various ways of gaining a livelihood.
Charles Darnay had yesterday pleaded Not Guilty to an indictment denouncing him (with infinite jingle and jangle) for that he was a false traitor to our serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, prince, our Lord the King, by reason of his having, on divers occasions, and by divers means and ways, assisted Lewis, the French King, in his wars against our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth; that was to say, by coming and going, between the dominions of our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, and those of the said French Lewis, and wickedly, falsely, traitorously, and otherwise evil-adverbiously, revealing to the said French Lewis what forces our said serene, illustrious, excellent, and so forth, had in preparation to send to Canada and North America.
For this purpose, let us as a preliminary consider different ways of being conscious.
Besides ways of being conscious there are other things that would ordinarily be called "mental," such as desire and pleasure and pain.
There is one element which SEEMS obviously in common among the different ways of being conscious, and that is, that they are all directed to OBJECTS.
'Tis well I'm wise to your insidyous, snugglin', heart-stealin' ways. I'll have ye know my heart's impervious.
When the traffic lights failed at Five Ways on Monday, April 29, motorists faced queues backing up the Hagley Road all the way to Quinton and a journey of 50 minutes for just a couple of miles - even with the underpass open.
In "50 Ways to Get Your Way" Juliet shows provides illustrated 'real world practical' instruction and commentary on how to be persuasive in a manner that is honorable, respectful, and effective.
"Those models raise a consciousness about how you can actually develop these small gaps in the community, how you can fill in the missing teeth as a way of reweaving the community," Bee said.
YUMMY TRAITS The Sag guy is super-ambitious so, when he's going after a goal, he won't let anything get in his way. And it does have to be his way, make no mistake.
beyond that, grant that the prophet had it right two chapters later, when he commented on the differential in human and divine calculus: "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
The satellite galaxies couldn't be moving that fast if they were circling the Milky Way as it's currently understood, Kallivayalil says.
My proposal is that ballet teachers, knowing that only a tiny fraction of their students actually become ballerinas, might consider alternative ways of teaching so that when a student realizes that she may not be able to dance for a living, she doesn't then hate it as passionately as she once loved it.
But the act of drawing a map forces them to organize musical information in their own way, which plays a key role in learning.