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English definition of “have a mind of its own”

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have a mind of its own

mainly humorous
A machine or other object can be said to have a mind of its own if it seems to be controlling the way it behaves or moves, independently of the person using it: This shopping trolley has a mind of its own.
Translations of “have a mind of its own”
in Chinese (Traditional) (機器或其他物品)有主見,自行其事…
in Chinese (Simplified) (机器或其他物品)有主见,自行其事…
(Definition of have a mind of its own from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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