Definition of “throw sb back on their own resources” - English Dictionary

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“throw sb back on their own resources” in British English

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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 parents died, 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)

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