to have your own way

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - have your own way

"to have your own way"

to succeed in being allowed to do what you want


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - have your own way

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Why are you fighting Tara on this?

Colleague 2:  Because I absolutely disagree with her plan.

Colleague 1:  But you know that Tara always has her own way. She just needs to act coy and flirt with the boss and the boss will always agree with her.

Colleague 2:  Just because I can't win doesn't mean I won't try.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - have your own way

Two parents are talking ...

Father:  Why is our son throwing a tantrum?

Mother:  He wants a cookie before supper.

Father:  So he gets angry when he does not have his own way?

Mother:  He tries to get what he wants but I never capitulate to his outbursts. He can have a cookie after supper.

to have your own way - Usage:


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to have your own way - Gerund Form:

Having his own way, he watched football all afternoon.

to have your own way - Examples:

1)  Arrogant, vain and haughty and exaggerates his accomplishments; bullies others to have his own way. Lies or distorts the truth for personal gain, ...

2)  ... have someone who doesn't really play well with the other children, and is willing to literally pound something into dust to have his own way.

3)  For the truly wealthy in this country on both sides of the aisle, the greatest crime occurs when they don't have their own way. It's even worse when ...

4)  ... out to frustrate in their home leg seven days ago, Walker is fully aware Hearts are unlikely to have things all their own way again this evening.

5)  You've just got to have your own way—and they've had a hard time with that for sure.

6)  10 ways to have your own way ... good news is that you can have your own way without abandoning your morals or adopting the slippery tactics of ...

7)  Accused used 'forceful personality' to have his own way, court told.

8)  A Lesson from King Ahab: How Not to Act When We Don't Have Our Own Way. Temper, temper ... letting go of treasured plans is not easy.

9)  It's wrong to think we never have our own way in Europe.

10)  ... insists he's “in the right place, at the right moment, with the right people” - but admits he doesn't always have his own way.

11)  The sun in Gemini will make it ridiculously easy for you to have your own way. Both at home and at work people will make extra efforts to provide ...

12)  Finally, Nicola tells Jimmy that she wants a bigger house – and is soon hatching a plan to have her own way

13)  When he is corrected, or does not have his own way, he gets angry and could grab things and throw them.

14)  It is becoming increasingly simple to have your own way through violence. Such a culture of impunity allows violence and disruptions to prevail ...

15)  But researchers say they now have proof than men really will make someone angry if it means they are more likely to have their own way.

16)  ... for “work-related activity”. Paul Vine was flabbergasted: "So this is democracy in action is it? Can't have your own way, force people to accept it." ...

17)  Warning, coal industry throwing toys around – having temper tantrum because it did not have its own way.

18)  Even if they say, and truly believe, that you're the center of their world, they'll always act out most violently if they don't have their own way.

19)  ... violence so quickly when someone else holds a view which differs from our own, or we cant have our own way, or obtain instant gratification?

20)  So determined is he to have his own way that Benitez will risk his job in order to get the control he desires.