Idiom:  my way or the highway


Idiom:  my way or the highway

  • Used to say someone else has to agree with you (or leave) because you're not willing to discuss any other alternative.

Example sentences

  • I'm sorry that you don't like doing chores but until you turn 18 and move out of the house it's my way or the highway.
  • I told my wife that I'm willing to compromise on a lot of things but for our next vacation it's going to be my way or the highway.
  • It's my boss's way or the highway—if we don't want to work 20 hours of overtime each week, we can just quit.
  • Don't try to negotiate with my dad. It's either his way or the highway.
  • I loved my boyfriend a lot of but I was sick of it always being his way or the highway.
  • Your subordinates hate you because it's always your way or the highway. Why can't you compromise once in awhile?
  • Right now, it's her way or the highway but she's just two years old and will learn to share when she gets older.


  • take it or leave it
  • end of story

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