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paddle your own canoe

UK informal
If you describe a person as paddling their own canoe, you mean that they are independent and do not need help from anyone else.
Translations of “paddle your own canoe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自力更生, 自食其力, 處事獨立…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自力更生, 自食其力…
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