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paddle your own canoe

informal If you ​describe a ​person as ​paddlingtheir own ​canoe, you ​mean that they are ​independent and do not need ​help from anyone ​else.
(Definition of paddle your own canoe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paddle your own canoe”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自力更生, 自食其力…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自力更生, 自食其力, 處事獨立…
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