take on a life of its own

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Definition of take on a life of its own

: to become very large, important, or hard to control The story took on a life of its own and began to appear on news broadcasts everywhere.

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take on (a) new life

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“Take on a life of its own.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20on%20a%20life%20of%20its%20own. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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