It's every man for himself

It's every man for himself.

something that you say which means that everyone in a particular situation is trying to do what is best for themselves and no one is trying to help anyone else It might be a civilized place to shop at other times but come the January sales, it's every man for himself.
See also: every, himself, man
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At Calais it seems it's every man for himself, never mind the fear and worry the lorry drivers have to put up with, plus the added problem of being fined if they are found to be carrying illegals.
When it comes to Eurovision, it's every man for himself.
The morale of the story: It's every man for himself.
The Dutchman is one of eight first-team stars who will become free agents next month and he insist it's every man for himself as they attempt to land new deals elsewhere.
In Leone's re-invention of the Western, gone are the moralistic Hollywood gunslingers; instead, it's every man for himself.
While I do not to agree with Deresiewicz I do see merit in his observation that the Millennial operate with, "a distrust of large organizations, including government, as well as the sense, a legacy of the last decade, that it's every man for himself.
I feel sorry for Cardiff City, Fulham and Norwich City, but it's every man for himself at this stage of the season and sadly three teams have to go down.
Perils Heartbreaking pictures of local people attempting to rebuild some kind of home on piles of debris and rubbish show they know it's every man for himself and if they don't help themselves, who will?
All we get by way of redemption is Denzel -- initially a cynic who insists that "there is no code", it's every man for himself -- finally bonding with Mark, somewhere in between their big punch-up and the argument over the word 'misanthrope'.
Tonight at Edinburgh, it's every man for himself as regards qualification for the British Final.
In a sinking ship, it's every man for himself -- or so a new battle between two bastions of old media would suggest.
17: JACK Phillips sends last distress call and captain tells remaining crew and passengers it's every man for himself.
I know how the job needs to be done and when I get on the track it's every man for himself.
In a time where most business owners feel it's every man for himself, it is critical to have a support system.
Right now, it's every man for himself, and let's face it, Number 0682297, you are, well, not even a man.