- 为所欲为 [wéi suǒ yù wéi]
- do as one pleases; act on one's own will; act wilfully; be free to do what one likes; be master of one's time; be one's own man; do everything freely; do just as one please; do whatever one likes [pleases]; do whatever one wants to do; have one's own way; have [take] one's (full) swing; stop at nothing:
The time when they could do just as they pleased has gone forever. 他们为所欲为的时代已经一去不复返了。
Gone forever are the days when imperialist powers could do anything they liked in China.
He is free to do what he likes to do.
No earthly sovereign can do what he pleases.