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in your own words

If you say something in your own words, you speak without copying what someone else has said: The court has heard accounts of that night's events from several witnesses - now please tell us in your own words what you saw.
Translations of “in your own words”
in Chinese (Traditional) 用(某人)自己的話說…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用(某人)自己的话说…
(Definition of in your own words from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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