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Meaning of "be one's own man" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BE ONE'S OWN MAN

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BE ONE'S OWN MAN

be made one
be made up
be mother
be my guest
be nothing to
be of the opinion that
be on a hiding to nothing
be on one´s high horse
be on the danger list
be on to a good thing
be pie on
be prepared
be put to the pin on one´s collar
be run off one´s feet
be rushed off your feet
be snowed under
be spoiling for
be sure
be that as it may
be the making of

WORDS THAT END LIKE BE ONE'S OWN MAN

action man
as one man
best man
con man
Cro-Magnon man
dustbin man
family man
iron man
main man
make-up man
modern man
muffin man
old man
organization man
Piltdown man
repossession man
Rhodesian man
sanitation man
to a man
young man

Synonyms and antonyms of be one's own man in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «be one's own man» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

是自己的男人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ser su propio hombre
570 millions of speakers

English

be one´s own man
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक के अपने आदमी हो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يكون رجل واحد نفسه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

быть самому себе человек
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ser o próprio homem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিজের একজন মানুষ হও
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

être son propre homme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menjadi manusia sendiri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sein eigener Mann
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自分の男になる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자신의 사람이 될
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dadi wong siji
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

là người đàn ông của riêng mình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒருவரின் சொந்த மனிதன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वतःचेच एक माणूस व्हा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kendi erkeği olmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essere propria dell´uomo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

być czyimś własnym człowiek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бути самому собі людина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fi om propriu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

είναι δική άνθρωπος κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

een se eie man
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vara sin egen man
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

være ens egen mann
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of be one's own man

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BE ONE'S OWN MAN»

The term «be one's own man» is normally little used and occupies the 149.375 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BE ONE'S OWN MAN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about be one's own man

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BE ONE'S OWN MAN»

Discover the use of be one's own man in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to be one's own man and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Farther Reaches of Human Nature
It means to be able to be unpopular when this is the right thing to be, to become an autonomous, self-deciding Self; to write one's own lines, to be one's own man, to be not manipulatable or seduceable. These are the resisters (rather than the ...
Abraham H. Maslow, 1973
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The Century dictionary and cyclopedia: a work of universal ...
The ownt, its own. The bodie whereof was afflicted on the East by the Persians, on the West by the Oothes and other Barbarians, and fretted within the owne bowels by intestine rebellions. Purchas, Pilgrimage, p. 24G. To be one's own man.
William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith, 1906
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
The ownt, its own. The bodie whereof was afflicted on the East by the Persians, on the West by the Gothes and other Barbarians, and fretted within the oxvne bowels by intestine rebellions. Purchas, Pilgrimage, p. 240. To be one's own man .
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century ...
The ownt, Its own. The bodie whereof was afflicted on the East by the Persians, on the West by the Gothes and other Barbarians, and fretted within the ovme bowels by intestine rebellions. Purchas, Pilgrimage, p. 240. To be one's own man (at) ...
William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith, 1914
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Chambers Idioms
... gone overboard for that building toy. overdo overdo it to work too hard: You've been overdoing it recently — you rued a holiday. own be one's own man see man. come into one's own to have the chance to show one's good qualities, abilities, ...
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The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition
... (OWN) WEIGHT; sIGN ONE's OWN DEATH WARRANT; sTEW IN ONE's OWN IUICE; TAKE INTO ONE's OWN HANDs; UNDER ONE's OWN sTEAM; WRITE ONE's OWN TICKET. own person, be one's Also, be one's own man or woman.
Christine Ammer, 2013
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Gabay's Copywriters' Compendium: The Definitive Professional ...
Lunch Do lunch There's no such thing as a free lunch Out to lunch Ladies who lunch M Man A man of letters A man of the world A man's man Be one's own man Every man for himself Every man has his price Go man, go! I'm your man Man for  ...
J. Jonathan Gabay, 2007
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Gabay's Copywriters' Compendium- revised edition in paperback
Lunch Do lunch There's no such thing as a free lunch Out to lunch Ladies who lunch M Man A man of letters A man of the world A man's man Be one's own man Every man for himself Every man has his price Go man, go! I'm your man Man for  ...
Jonathan Gabay, 2006
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Virginia Woolf and the Real World
And in that class the connection between possession and independence is revealed in the phrase "to be one's own man," which the OED defines as "to be master of oneself ... to have the full control or use of one's faculties." There is no ...
Alex Zwerdling, 1986
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary
The ownt, its own. The bodie whereof was afflicted on the East by the Persians, on the West by the Gothes and other Barbarians, and fretted within the mom bowels by intestine rebellions. Purchas, Pilgrimage, p. 246. To be one's own man .
William Dwight Whitney, 1904

2 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BE ONE'S OWN MAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term be one's own man is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ben Wheatley Talks A FIELD IN ENGLAND, Destiny, And His …
In A FIELD IN ENGLAND, the idea of trying to be one's own man, is painted in very dark overtones. When I was young I used to draw a lot of ... «Twitch, Feb 14»
2
How 9/11 Changed My IT Consulting Career
It was invigorating to be one's own man and my own boss. I was a badass, and it energized me. It made me virile. Empowered. Today, I'm ... «ZDNet, Sep 11»

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