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English definition of “under your own steam”

under your own steam

If you do something under your own steam, you do it without help: Do you want a lift or will you get there under your own steam?Unaided and working alone
(Definition of under your own steam from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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