be a law to or unto oneself

idi be a law to or unto oneself, to act independently or unconventionally, esp. without regard for established mores

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • law unto oneself — {n. phr.}, {literary} A person who does only what he wishes; a person who ignores or breaks the law when he doesn t like it. * /Everybody in Germany feared Hitler because he was a law unto himself./ * /Mr. Brown told Johnny that he must stop… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • law unto oneself — {n. phr.}, {literary} A person who does only what he wishes; a person who ignores or breaks the law when he doesn t like it. * /Everybody in Germany feared Hitler because he was a law unto himself./ * /Mr. Brown told Johnny that he must stop… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • law\ unto\ oneself — n. phr. literary A person who does only what he wishes; a person who ignores or breaks the law when he doesn t like it. Everybody in Germany feared Hitler because he was a law unto himself. Mr. Brown told Johnny that he must stop trying to be a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • be a law unto oneself — ► be a law unto oneself behave in an unconventional or unpredictable manner. Main Entry: ↑law …   English terms dictionary

  • be a law unto oneself — ● law * * * behave in a manner that is not conventional or predictable …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a law unto oneself — do what one wants, be ruled by no one …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be law unto oneself — using one s own ideas and beliefs as guidelines for behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be a law unto oneself — behave in an unconventional or unpredictable manner. → lavish something on …   English new terms dictionary

  • law — law1 lawlike, adj. /law/, n. 1. the principles and regulations established in a community by some authority and applicable to its people, whether in the form of legislation or of custom and policies recognized and enforced by judicial decision. 2 …   Universalium

  • law — [[t]lɔ[/t]] n. 1) law the principles and regulations established by a government or other authority and applicable to a people, whether by legislation or by custom enforced by judicial decision 2) law any written or positive rule or collection of …   From formal English to slang

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