throw sb back on their own resources Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “throw sb back on their own resources” in the English Dictionary

"throw sb back on their own resources" in British English

See all translations

throw sb back on their own resources

to ​force someone to take ​care of himself or herself without ​help from ​others: When both his ​parentsdied, the ​boy was ​thrown back on his own ​resources.
(Definition of throw sb back on their own resources from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throw sb back on their own resources”
in Chinese (Simplified) 丢下不管(强迫某人自己照顾自己)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 丟下不管(強迫某人自己照顧自己)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More