One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be able to use, occupy, or enjoy something without having to share it with anyone else.‘now she had the kitchen to herself, Belle got busy peeling potatoes’
- ‘I stretched, enjoying the feeling of having the bed to myself.’
- ‘If you revisit ports, you may prefer to stay onboard and revel in having the ship to yourself, a luxury many passengers never enjoy.’
- ‘I only thought it would be so much better if you were able to have the evening to yourself.’
- ‘Pupils are only a corridor away from resources such as Tonge Moor Library and are able to have it to themselves when it is closed.’
- ‘He was lucky that he was not sharing with anyone yet and had the whole room to himself.’
- ‘I enjoyed having this historic house to myself, complete with creaky floorboards, winding stairs, several portraits and all the original door handles.’
- ‘Its nice though, I am enjoying having the house to myself for once this evening, and yep, the vodka is working its magic…’
- ‘And in the highly competitive auto market, it's rare for anyone to have a niche to themselves for very long.’
- ‘They have rooms to themselves but share bathrooms.’
- ‘She sat in the center of the sofa, as if to show that she enjoyed having the space to herself, but in her eyes I could see that she wasn't happy with the present arrangement.’
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