Definition of to call one's own in US English:

to call one's own

phrase

  • Used to describe something that one can genuinely feel belongs to one.

    ‘I had not an item to call my own’
    • ‘While this dispute continues, Isobel can only wrap up her children up as best she can, and hope that they will soon have a home to call their own.’
    • ‘There were hundreds of people living along the coastline who suddenly did not have anything to call their own.’
    • ‘We don't have a sofa, a coffee table, a mirror, a desk - not a stick of furniture to call our own.’
    • ‘Numerous extensions and conversions later, they now have a substantial seven-bedroom home, so everyone has a room to call their own.’
    • ‘The teenagers simply wanted a space to call their own.’
    • ‘The group desperately need premises to call their own, somewhere to store all their equipment, to have freedom of rehearsal times and a place to feel comfortable in.’
    • ‘The club is for the youth of the area and the youth group will endeavour to provide a safe environment for them, where they can have fun and a venue to call their own.’
    • ‘Village youths could be given a place to call their own and to hang out with their friends.’
    • ‘Ideally the Youth Club would love to have a place to call their own where they could store equipment and project work.’
    • ‘On the most frigid day of this year, the restaurant overflows with penniless customers who make a cup of coffee last all day because they don't have a job to go to or a home to call their own.’