on your own


on your own
(all) on (your) own 1. alone.

She's been living on her own for the past ten years.

2. if you do something on your own, you do it without any help from other people.

Since her husband died two years ago, she's had to look after her children on her own.

Dave didn't have time to help so I decorated the house on my own.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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