run/live one's own life

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Definition of run/live one's own life

: to make one's own decisions about how to live They're old enough to run/live their own lives.

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“Run/live one's own life.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run%2Flive%20one%27s%20own%20life. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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