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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 ​shoppingtrolley has a mind of ​its own.
(Definition of have a mind of its own from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “have a mind of its own”
in Chinese (Simplified) (机器或其他物品)有主见,自行其事…
in Chinese (Traditional) (機器或其他物品)有主見,自行其事…
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