be/become one's own man

Definition of be/become one's own man

  1. :  to be or become a man who is not controlled by other people or who is able to support himself without the help of other people He left home and moved to the city to become his own man.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to come into existence

    :  to come to be

    :  to undergo change or development

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

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

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

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