have a mind of one's own


: to have one's own ideas and make one's own choices about what should be done
Her parents want her to go to college, but she has a mind of her own and insists on trying to become an actress.
often used figuratively
I can't get the camera to work right. It seems to have a mind of its own.

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“Have a mind of one's own.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20a%20mind%20of%20one%27s%20own. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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