|English to German translations [PRO]|
Law/Patents - Law (general)
|English term or phrase: A law unto itself|
|I have no further context, but I'd appreciate any input - whether it's a German translation or an English explanation of the concept.|
Thanks a lot!
|German translation:hat seine eigene Gesetze|
Like my computer, at times;
it's a common English expression meaning that it does what IT wants to do, and not what I tell it doe do.
Possibly more frequently associated with people, like "XYZ is/was a law unto him/herself", meaning (s)he seldom listened to (or rather, TOOK) anyone else's advice, and did just what they felt like doing.
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|Thanks, David - that's what I thought. Just wasn't too sure... :-)|
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