Idiom:  on your own


Idiom:  on your own

  1. not having support from others
  2. alone

Example sentences

  • When I turned 21, my parents told me I was on my own but I’m glad because now I’m self-sufficient.
  • You can stay out late every night if you want when you’re on your own.
  • I don’t like driving on my own at night so now I’m in a carpool.
  • If you don't want to follow our rules then go live on your own.
  • Surprisingly, life was easier when my husband passed away and I was on my own.
  • I never thought I'd be on my own at age 48 but here I am.
  • She's always had a boyfriend because she's afraid of being on her own but that's also the reason none of them have wanted to marry her.
  • My boss said I was on my own if I wanted to move into the marketing department so I'm taking evening classes at the community college to improve my chances.
  • I actually love Spring Break when everyone leaves the dorm and I'm on my own.


  • all (by) yourself

You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.

Your turn to use the idiom "on your own"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.

> > idiom: on your own

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.