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To be free or independent - synonyms or related words

look after

to not need anyone else to take care of you

be your own woman

to make plans and decisions about your life, without depending on anyone else

have the run of something

to be allowed to go anywhere in a place and do what you want

be your own man

to not let yourself be influenced or controlled by other people

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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