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do sth off your own bat

UK informal
to do something without anyone else telling you or asking you to do it: I didn't ask her to buy them a present - she did it off her own bat.
Translations of “do sth off your own bat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 主動地做…, 自覺地做……
in Chinese (Simplified) 主动地做…, 自觉地做……
(Definition of do sth off your own bat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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