Definition of on one's own time in English:

on one's own time


  • Outside working hours; without being paid.

    ‘Most departments required them to complete the survey on their own time, outside of work.’
    • ‘You can take courses on your own schedule, you can do it on your own time - all of that has tremendous appeal to students who are older, students with jobs and families.’
    • ‘I don't dispute an employer's right to tell you what to do during work hours, and I suppose they have the right to contract for control over even the opinions you express on your own time.’
    • ‘I think it's a basic American right that, when you leave the workplace, when you punch out, you're on your own time.’
    • ‘In addition to the sewing they've done on their own time, the quilt volunteers have been joining their efforts two evenings each month at the historical society's Fulton House headquarters in New Derry.’
    • ‘Kids were kicked out of athletics, expelled from school, tested, forced into treatment and community service, and even jailed for having a quiet beer on their own time.’
    • ‘Berkeley students aren't getting written homework assignments because teachers are refusing to grade work on their own time after two years with no pay raise.’
    • ‘And in a comment sure to set off a firestorm, Kaplan said faculty should attend professional conferences on their own time.’
    • ‘Are staff permitted to use your power boats on their own time?’
    • ‘‘If he does it on his own time and does not compromise his official duties in some way, I don't see the problem,’ the judge said in an e-mail message.’