have a mind of your own

have a mind of your own
have a mind of your own phrase
to have strong opinions and the ability to make your own decisions

William certainly has a mind of his own!

Thesaurus: to have an opinion or opinionssynonym
Main entry: mind

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have a mind of your own
: to have your own ideas and make your own choices about what should be done

Her parents want her to go to college, but she has a mind of her own and she insists on trying to become an actress.

— often used figuratively

I can't get the camera to work right. It seems to have a mind of its own.

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Main Entry:mind

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have a mind of your ˈown idiom
to have your own opinion and make your own decisions without being influenced by other people

She has a mind of her own and isn't afraid to say what she thinks.

(humorous)

My computer seems to have a mind of its own!

Main entry:mindidiom

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  • have a mind of your own — to have strong opinions and the ability to make your own decisions William certainly has a mind of his own! …   English dictionary

  • mind of your own —    If you have a mind of your own, you are capable of forming an opinion and making decisions without being influenced by others.     The boy doesn t need any advice; he s got a mind of his own …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • (a) mind of your own — a mind of (your) own the ability to act or think independently. I advised her to take the job offer, but she has a mind of her own, so I don t know what she ll decide. Usage notes: sometimes used humorously of things that are not alive to suggest …   New idioms dictionary

  • know your own mind — phrase to be certain about what you like and what you want Michael is a man who knows his own mind and I was expecting him to be critical. Thesaurus: to be certainsynonym Main entry: know * * * know your own mind see ↑know …   Useful english dictionary

  • mind — mind1 W1S1 [maınd] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(ability to think and imagine)¦ 2 change your mind 3 make up your mind/make your mind up 4 have somebody/something in mind (for something) 5 bear/keep somebody/something in mind 6 with somebody/something in mind 7… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mind — mind1 [ maınd ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the part of you that thinks, knows, remembers, and feels things: His mind was full of the things he had seen that day. I need a walk to clear my mind. in someone s mind: I wonder what s going on in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mind — 1 /maInd/ noun BRAIN/THINKING PROCESS 1 (C, U) the part of a person, usually considered to be their brain, that they use to think and imagine things: I have a picture of him in my mind tall, blond and handsome. | I don t know what s going on in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mind */*/*/ — I UK [maɪnd] / US noun Word forms mind : singular mind plural minds Metaphor: Your mind is like a container or area, with thoughts being stored there or going in and out. The memory of that day is still fresh in my mind. ♦ A few doubts remained… …   English dictionary

  • To have a mind — Mind Mind (m[imac]nd), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG. minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory, remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni, Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. me nos, Skr. manas mind,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own — Single by Connie Francis B side Malagueña Released 1960 Format 45 RPM single Recorded …   Wikipedia

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