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.


Nearby words

  1. to blame, be,
  2. to boot,
  3. to burn,
  4. to date,
  5. to death,
  6. to err is human, to forgive divine,
  7. to good purpose,
  8. to hand,
  9. to heel,
  10. to hell and gone

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.