be left to (one's) own resources

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be left to (one's) own resources

To be left unsupervised or uncontrolled; to be allowed to do as one pleases. My job is really great: I know what I need to work on and am just left to my own resources. If left to their own resources, children will get into all sorts of mischief!
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Left to their own resources girls use tactics like skipping school and in-school avoidance to escape bullying which has a direct impact on their learning.
Children had to be cared for, but left to their own resources they would cope magnificently, just like her own brave, fictional heroes such as Gobbolino and the Little Wooden Horse.
Significantly left to their own resources and natural market forces, downtowns have managed to partially weather the tide of outside growth.
Most prospective franchisees, left to their own resources, typically produce too much of a business, but with projections that are so conservative, it turns the lenders off.
For example, it is wise to insist that a child wear a warm hat on a cold, windy day, but if left to their own resources most kids are sensible enough to come to that same conclusion on their own.
In the interim, consumers are left to their own resources in dealing with the powerful economic forces that gather, store, and trade in personal information.