English version

a life of its own

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha life of its owna life of its owna) if something has a life of its own, it seems to move or work by itself The ball seemed to have acquired a life of its own. b) if something has a life of its own, it exists and develops without depending on other things Slowly but surely, the project is taking on a life of its own. life
Examples from the Corpus
a life of its ownThe ball seemed to have acquired a life of its own.He still wears a sailor suit, the cowlick at his hairline gives his forelock a life of its own.Its Studio Theatre has a life of its own at the forefront of creative theatre.She watched it with mild curiosity; it seemed to have a life of its own.The Negro Plot took on a life of its own.Tamriel is a self-sufficient world abuzz with a life of its own.Now the Vaccines for Children program has become a new bureaucratic monster with a life of its own.His hands windmill in a frenetic semaphore and his body shifts in ceaseless motion, with a life of its own.
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