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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