on one's (own) terms

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on one's (own) terms

: according to one's own wishes : in one's own way
  • If I agree to help, it will only be on my terms.

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

term play terms
  1. : a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject

  2. : expression of a specified kind

  3. : a limited or definite extent of time

  1. : to apply a term to : call, name


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