on one's own account


on one's own account
phrasal
1. : for one's own interest or on one's own behalf

I'm doing it on my own account, not for anyone else

2. : at one's own risk

it's a dangerous plan, one you'll have to follow up on your own account

3. : on one's own intelligence or strength : on one's own motivation : by oneself

she left her parents and lived in the city entirely on her own account

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on one's own account
1. For one's own sake
2. On one's own responsibility
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Main Entry:account

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with one's own money or assets, rather than for an employer or client

he began trading on his own account


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • on one's own account — ► on one s own account with one s own money or assets. Main Entry: ↑account …   English terms dictionary

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  • on one's own account — or {informal}[on one s own hook] {adv. phr.} 1. For yourself; as a free agent; independently. * /After they had picked out the class gift, members of the committee did some shopping on their own account./ 2. See: OF ONE S OWN ACCORD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on one's own account — phrasal 1. on one s own behalf 2. at one s own risk 3. by oneself ; on one s own …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • on one's own account — for oneself. → account …   English new terms dictionary

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  • on one's own hook — phrasal : on one s own account or responsibility : without authorization or assistance : by oneself : independently * * * on one s own hook On one s own responsibility, initiative or account • • • Main Entry: ↑hook * * * informal, dated …   Useful english dictionary

  • on\ one's\ own\ hook — • on one s own account • on one s own hook informal adv. phr. 1. For yourself; as a free agent; independently. After they had picked out the class gift, members of the committee did some shopping on their own account. 2. See: of one s own accord …   Словарь американских идиом