(one's) own man/woman/person

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(one's) own man/woman/person

Independent in action or thought; not accepting or swayed by outside influences. When I was younger, I would do anything my friends were doing, but I'm my own person now. You won't be able to manipulate her—she's really her own woman. You can't just accept everything you read in the media—you have to be your own man.
See also: man, own, person, woman

(one's) own man

Independent in judgment and action.
See also: man, own

(one's) own woman

Independent in judgment or action: She has always been her own woman.
See also: own, woman
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We are giving you your own man,' the chief justice told Sindh Chief Secretary Mohammad Rizwan Memon, asking him to appoint Mr Shah as new secretary of the department, when the court was informed that the volume of the solid waste generated in the metropolis was increasing day by day.
The best advice I've been given is to be your own man and live and die by your own decisions but you've also got to take advice on board.
You pick up tips from men such as them, but in the end you've got to be your own man and do the job in your own way.
As for your complicated love life - find yourself your own man, not someone else's.
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As for Kubiak, Shanahan said, the only advice he could offer was, ``Be your own man.