plough one's own furrow

Definition of plough one's own furrow

British, literary
:to do something that is different from what other people do
  • She was not afraid to plough her own furrow.

Word by Word Definitions

plough
  1. : chiefly British spelling of plow

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

furrow play
  1. : a trench in the earth made by a plow

  2. : plowed land : field

  3. : something that resembles the track of a plow: such as

  1. : to make furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines in

  2. : to make or form furrows, grooves, wrinkles, or lines


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