be one's own boss

Definition of be one's own boss

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

boss play
  1. : a protuberant part or body

  2. : a raised ornamentation (as on a belt or shield) : stud

  3. : an ornamental projecting block used in architecture

  1. : to embellish (something, such as a belt or shield) with a raised decoration : to ornament with bosses (see 1boss) : emboss

  2. : to treat (something, such as the surface of porcelain) with a boss

  1. : a person who exercises control or authority

  2. : one who controls votes in a party organization or dictates appointments or legislative measures

  1. : excellent, first-rate

  1. : to exercise control or authority over : to act as boss (see 3boss) of

  2. : to give usually arbitrary orders to

  1. : cow, calf


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