Law Unto Oneself-Law Idioms

Law Unto Oneself-Law Idioms

Have you ever been accused of ignoring the rules and any personal and professional consequences in order to get what you want? If so, the way your behavior was interpreted by others likely didn’t matter to you if your actions brought about the desired results. The renegade or anti-hero remains a popular figure in modern television, books, and films. The sometimes questionable methods they use to seek justice, truth and revenge force audiences to ask questions of themselves. Would they ever take the law into their own hands if it was deemed as the only way to have closure on a particular issue?

As you work to re-establish your personal identity while speaking with a modified accent, it is important to remember to be open minded to suggestions from others and not develop a lone wolf mentality.

Idiom- Law Unto Oneself

Definition: A person who ignores rules. Someone who has his own code of laws and doesn’t conform to established regulations.

Idiom: Law Unto OneselfExample: Don’t let your stubbornness get you expelled. Your school doesn’t care if you have a law unto yourself.

Origin: The idiom “law unto oneself” is a slight deviation from its original phrase, “law unto themselves.” The phrase had a Biblical origin, specifically from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. Romans 2:14 states, “For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves.”

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