be your own person

be your own man = be your own woman = be your own person

act independently and with confidence

Related Idioms and Phrases :

as if you own the place

in an overbearing or self-important manner – informal

come into its own = come into your own

become fully effective, used or recognized

get your own back

take action in retaliation for a wrongdoing or insult – informal

hold your own

retain a position of strength in a challenging situation

not be defeated or weakened

1953 - Margaret Kennedy - Troy Chimneys – A young man so gifted may hold his own very well.

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