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

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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)…
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