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    what's the idiom?

    hello,
    I wonder if there is an idiom in english meaning 'every person is responsible for what he does'...

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    to take your destiny into your own hands or

    take charge of one's own fate

    I believe this is it. I wonder what native speakers think about them.
    cheers

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    thanks banderas. We have in turkish "every sheep is hung by its own leg" or something like this. I wonder if there is a set idiom in english for this.

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    my pleasure

    in polish we say:
    "everybody is a blacksmith of his/her destiny(faith)"
    I wonder how it sounds in other languages?
    Please reply folks!

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    so it means you shape your destiny.. we also have something like " whatever you plant, you harvest"

    still I'm not sure about the english idiom...

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    Do you fancy this one?

    As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    You reap what you sow.

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    Cool thread, people. Thanks.

    I wonder whatever expression other cultures use to convey such wisdom. I can't think of one in Chinese culture right now. Anyone?

    NT

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    i also have two slovak idioms but i cant find their equivalents in english, can you help me?
    - there is a cause, core of something, of problem or whatever...?can it be banana skin?
    - second one: if you want to have a good time, you have to work....what english idiom can it be?
    thaaank you

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    Re: what's the idiom?

    The source of many expressions and idioms can be found in the Old and New Testments of the Bible.

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