(one's) (own) way

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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.
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*one's (own) way (with someone or something)

[get/have] one's control over someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) The mayor got his way with the city council. He seldom gets his own way. How often do you have your way with your own money? Parents usually have their way with their children.
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*one's (own) way

one's way of doing something; one's will or desire. (*Typically: get ~; have ~.) She always has to have her own way. She thinks no one else can do it right.
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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.
References in classic literature ?
Well, as you have said, your ways are not our ways, but you can fight well enough to do about as you please, and so, if you wish to give your woman to a captive, it is your own affair; but as a chieftain you should have those to serve you, and in accordance with our customs you may select any or all the females from the retinues of the chieftains whose metal you now wear."
Synopsis: In the pages of "50 Ways to Get Your Way", Juliet Huck shares the lessons she learned while growing up on her family's farm in rural Ohio.
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.
All of us feel obliged to weigh in on Susan Thistlethwaite's question, Do you act your way into a new way of thinking or think your way into a new way of acting?
Your way through this thicket of contradictory, plausible, and interdependent discourses will no doubt be different from mine.
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.