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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!
See also: left, own, resource

leave one to one's own devices

 and leave one to one's own resources
Fig. to make one rely on oneself.—I am sure that she will manage if we leave her to her own devices. I will leave her to her own resources and everything will turn out fine.
See also: device, leave, one, own

leave someone to his or her resources

Let one rely on oneself to do what he or she likes or to get out of trouble. For example, Left to his own resources, my four-year-old might well turn the hose on the dog, or Refusing to pay for Lydia's traffic ticket, Dad insisted on leaving her to her resources.
See also: leave, resource
References in classic literature ?
But by the very process of unloading the surpluses, the resources of those countries are in turn developed.
We agreed, also, that the effect of unloading this surplus on another country would be to develop the resources of that country, and that in a short time that country would have an unconsumed surplus.
The memories which made this resource utterly hopeless were a new current that shook Dorothea out of her pallid immobility.
Limited resources have been one main barrier to satisfying the growing informational needs of the users.
With the growth of technological access, systems, and resources, cyber-related crimes are on the rise in many communities.
In recent years, proponents of environmental justice have extended that principle into the sphere of the environment, driven by a recognition that increasing scarcity of and conflict over natural resources requires new approaches for securing a peaceful future [see "Global Resources: Abuse, Scarcity, and Insecurity," EHP 112:A168-A175 (2004)].
This "intelligent SAN" presents a storage abstraction layer to servers within the environment, enabling integration of disparate resources into a virtualized pool that is available horizontally across the entire data center and all applications When selecting an intelligent storage network solution, data center managers face a growing array of choices, each promising to deliver the virtualization and storage management capabilities they require.
This study examined the use of electronic library resources by teaching faculty to determine which were important to them.
Part of the College's initiative to connect members online and provide unparalleled access to resources at the click of a mouse, the E-Health Resource Center has become a hub of virtual activity.
Health-care markets lack the characteristics needed to determine a "market" price that reflects the economic value of resources used.
There are three basic types of maldistribution of water resources.
Using community resources has long been an essential practice of rehabilitation professionals for providing appropriate and timely help to people with disabilities.
The recently released 1990 RPA Program is a significant step forward in strategic planning for the nation's forest and range resources.
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