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English definition of “live your own life”

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live your own life

to spend your life doing what you want, usually because something is no longer stopping you from doing so: Now that the children have left home, I can live my own life again.
Translations of “live your own life”
in Chinese (Traditional) 以自己的方式生活, 自由自在地生活…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用自己的方式生活, 自由自在地生活…
(Definition of live your own life from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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