Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

to each (his/their) own

to each his ownto each their own
Meaning(s)
1) the thought that everyone is entitled to their own perspective/opinion/preference
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    • I don't like it but to each his own
  • Analysis
     The expression 'to each their own' or 'to each his own' (each to their own) is an expression that serves as a reminder that everyone is entitled to their own opinions, customs and worldview and that tolerance is a valuable human trait. This expression can be used in formal contexts or in social ones usually jokingly to make fun of another's personal tastes. It is mostly used to politely say that you disagree with someone but respect their opposing beliefs.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. To each their own, who am I to judge if you don't like mushrooms?
    2. Personally, I love going to the spa and getting pampered, but to each their own.
    3. I'm not a fan of sports, but to each their own.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I would favour taking a different approach here, but you have made a good argument so, to each their own.
    2. Personally, a skiing holiday sounds like a nightmare. I'd rather be on a hot beach with a cocktail but to each their own.
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