Meaning of “leave sb to their own devices” in the English Dictionary


"leave sb to their own devices" in English

See all translations

leave sb to their own devices

C2 to allow someone to make their own decisions about what to do:

He seemed to be a responsible person, so I left him to his own devices.

(Definition of “leave sb to their own devices” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!