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Meaning of “it's every man for himself” in the English Dictionary

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it's every man for himself

something that you say that ​means that everyone in a ​particularsituation is ​trying to do what is ​best for themselves and no one is ​trying to ​help anyone ​else: It might be a ​civilizedplace to ​shop at other ​times, but come the ​Januarysales, it's every man for himself.
(Definition of it's every man for himself from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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