every tub must stand on its own bottom

every tub must stand on its own bottom

proverb Everyone must be self-sufficient. I know you're worried about your daughter going away to college, but every tub must stand on its own bottom eventually.
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Every tub must stand on its own bottom,

 and Let every tub stand on its own bottom.
Prov. People should be independent. Emily did not want to join the other students, who were helping each other study for the exam. "Every tub must stand on its own bottom," she said. Don't ask me for help. Let every tub stand on its own bottom.
See also: bottom, every, must, on, own, stand, tub
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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