Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “throw sb back on their own resources”

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 parents died, the boy was thrown back on his own resources.
Translations of “throw sb back on their own resources”
in Chinese (Traditional) 丟下不管(強迫某人自己照顧自己)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丢下不管(强迫某人自己照顾自己)…
(Definition of throw sb back on their own resources from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More