Inter: idiomati » c To reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.
1903, Category: w - :Jack London|Jack London, Call of the Wild, ch. 2:
: And not only did he learn by experience, but instincts long dead became alive again. The domesticated generations fell from him. . . . [Told tricks . . . came to him without effort or discovery, as though they had been his always. . . . The ancient song surged through him and he came into his own again.
1913, Category: w - :Gene Stratton-Porter|Gene Stratton-Porter, Laddie: A True Blue Story, ch. 7:
: Sally just swept along smiling at every one. . . . Sally looked just as if she had come into her own and was made for it; I never did see her look so pretty.
1916, Category: w - :D. H. Lawrence|D. H. Lawrence, Twilight in Italy, ch. 5:
: The eyes of the wood-cutter flash like actual possession. He seems now to have come into his own. With all his senses, he is dominant, sure.