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shift for yourself

old-fashioned
phrasal verb with shift uk   us   /ʃɪft/ verb
to earn your own income or buy and cook your own food, etc.: He left home at 18 and had to shift for himself.
Translations of “shift for yourself”
in Chinese (Traditional) 獨立謀生, 自己照顧自己…
in Chinese (Simplified) 独立谋生, 自己照顾自己…
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