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

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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.
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)
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