in one's own world

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in one's own world

: spending so much time thinking about something that one does not notice what is happening
  • I tried to talk to him, but he was in his own (little) world and didn't seem to hear what I was saying.

Word by Word Definitions

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

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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