One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Behave in a manner that is not conventional or predictable.
- ‘Developers are a law unto themselves, above the normal laws of community, ruling not only local government, but state and federal governments - a very dangerous situation for us all.’
- ‘It encourages others to become a law unto themselves, and it becomes a precedent for the government to do that again and again and again.’
- ‘Instances of suppression, third degree methods and atrocities committed against the innocent have left them with no other conclusion than that the police are a law unto themselves.’
- ‘She said: ‘They're a law unto themselves and they thought it was amusing I had to give in.’’
- ‘In the decades since World War II, as military leaders and monarchs smothered democratic life, the security agencies have become a law unto themselves.’
- ‘They are all 17, their A-level exams this summer loom like a nasty, scholastic Matterhorn, but in this half-term break they are a law unto themselves.’
- ‘Our bus and autorickshaw drivers are a law unto themselves.’
- ‘How is it that such ‘brave’ people cannot handle the auto rickshaw drivers who have become a law unto themselves?’
- ‘It is the mentality of members of the current government to think they are a law unto themselves and that they have the right to, without redress, build this and take that!’
- ‘‘But unless these kids are tightly controlled and organised, they will become a law unto themselves,’ said a media source who asked not to be named.’
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