(to) call own

(to) call own
(something) to call (your) own something that you own or control.

I've been renting this house for several years and now I want a place to call my own.

Usage notes: sometimes used with periods of time to say that someone is too busy:

With a full-time job and a family to take care of, I don't have a minute to call my own.

also used with can or could:

Children need a little money they can call their own in order to learn its value.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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