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English definition of “throw sb back on their own resources”

throw sb back on their own resources

to force someone to take care of himself or herself without help from others : When both his parents died , the boy was thrown back on his own resources .Unaided and working alone
(Definition of throw sb back on their own resources from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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