have a mind of one's own
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: recollection, memory
: the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons
: the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism
: to attend to closely
: used to express immediate or direct kinship
: to have or hold as property : possess
: to have power or mastery over
: to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit
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