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One’s own man


Self determining. One in control of their actions with no need of outside assistance. Free of outside control. Suggests a strong-willed man who can not be manipulated into doing something he does not want to do. Fictional character, James Bond (agent 007), would be a good example of one’s own man. (Contrast with Wimp.)

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