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British pronunciation/dˈuː wˈɒnz ˈəʊn θˈɪŋ/
American pronunciation/dˈuː wˈʌnz ˈoʊn θˈɪŋ/
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to do whatever makes one happy or satisfied, without caring about other's opinions

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to [do] {one's} own thing definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "do one's own thing" and when to use it?

The idiom "do one's own thing" became popular during the 1960s and 1970s when people were embracing individualism, personal freedom, and self-expression. It was a time when people valued being unique and expressing themselves freely. It is used to describe the act of pursuing one's interests, preferences, or passions independent of external influences or societal expectations. It implies a sense of autonomy, self-determination, and nonconformity.

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Despite the pressure to conform, she chose to do her own thing and started her own business, which became a great success.
From a young age, he had a strong independent spirit and always did his own thing, refusing to be influenced by others' opinions.
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