have a mind of one's own

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Definition of 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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