: : : : : : : The origin of, “To each his own”, comes from MacBeth when Shakespear wrote about Ursis father telling him on his journey, “to each his own,but to thine own self be true, this must follow as night the day, thou cans’t be false to any man”.
Example sentences — I don’t understand how people can still smoke cigarettes—well, to each their own . — My boyfriend eats rice with everything, even breakfast. — Personally, I’d never drive pickup truck, but to each his own . — In Europe, we don’t wear clothes that are that baggy, but to each their own .
“To each his own ” is a direct translation of a Latin phrase, “Suum cuique”. It was a judicial concept based on Greek ideas of justice. Plato defined it thus: Justice is when everyone minds his own business, and refrains from meddling in others’ affairs.
Quick rule: ‘ Each ‘ is singular, so the possessive pronoun must also be the singular ‘ his ‘, rather than the plural ‘ their ‘. Therefore, the expression is ‘to each his own ‘.
—used to say that other people are free to like different thingsI don’t care for football, but to each his own .
One has a right to one’s personal preferences, as in I’d never pick that color, but to each his own . Versions of this maxim appeared in the late 1500s but the modern wording was first recorded in 1713.
Every person has his or her own preferences. This phrase, appearing in slightly different versions since the 1500s, is most often a remark that someone has a right to different preferences from one’s own . See also no accounting for tastes.
To each their own is correct . You are referring TO EACH person involved, instead of a group of people ( their own ) when you use this phrase.
Definition of ‘of one’s own ‘ If you say that someone has a particular thing of their own , you mean that that thing belongs or relates to them, rather than to other people. He set out in search of ideas for starting a company of his own . See full dictionary entry for own . You may also like.
Some linguists think the idiom is derived from the Latin phrase “suum cuique pulchrum est,” which means “to each , his own is beautiful .” In other words, every person thinks his belongings and his opinions are beautiful and right.
Loading when this answer was accepted… Interesting question. The phrase on my own generally means “by myself, without assistance from other people.”
: better than anyone else at doing something When it comes to cooking, he’s in a league of his own .