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Free and independent

free

adjective

not a prisoner or a slave

independent

adjective

not depending on other people for help, or preferring to do things by yourself

self-sufficient

adjective

able to provide everything that you need by yourself, without help from other people

self-reliant

adjective

able to do things for yourself and not depend on other people

autonomous

adjective

an autonomous person is independent and able to make their own decisions

voluntary

adjective

a voluntary action is done because you choose to do it, and not because you have to

self-supporting

adjective

able to earn enough money to pay for the things that you need to live on

emancipated

adjective

free and allowed to have the same rights as other people

by choice

if you do something by choice, you do it because you want to and not because you have to

what you/they will

used for saying that someone is free to do or choose whatever they want

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom line

the amount of money that a business makes or loses

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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