One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Act independently or as one wishes, especially against contrary advice.‘you try to tell your children what's best, but in the end they go their own way’
- ‘Despite the Church's stand against abortion and birth control many Catholics, especially in wealthy nations, go their own way on moral issues.’
- ‘Johnson went his own way, not only in novels but also in film and television scripts.’
- ‘They've gone their own way, but all still live in the same community and have always been there for each other.’
- ‘How did you get, then, the reputation of being the lone person who goes her own way?’
- ‘As a result, the British went their own way and set up the European Free Trade Association in 1959.’
- ‘I always feel that I let them down; I just went my own way.’
- ‘He has gained his international prestige precisely by going his own way at all times.’
- ‘‘If we persist with dogged determination in going our own way, disregarding the signs to the contrary, we will sooner or later have to pay for our foolishness,’ she warns.’
- ‘After the 1997-98 crisis, Mahathir thumbed his nose at the world and went his own way by imposing currency controls.’
- ‘But over and over, when this administration has been presented with a reasonable alternative, they have rejected it and gone their own way.’
- ‘The elder brother went on to become a member of the world's most famous pop group, while the younger one changed his name and went his own way.’
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