be/become one's own man

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of be/become one's own man

: 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

become play
  1. : to come into existence

  2. : to come to be

  3. : to undergo change or development

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

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

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

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of


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