be one's own boss

idiom

: have full control of a business or enterprise : have no boss except for oneself
Jane started her own business so that she could be her own boss.

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“Be one's own boss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20one%27s%20own%20boss. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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