fight (one's) own battles

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fight (one's) own battles

To try to overcome challenges without help from anyone else. Mom, he's not a baby anymore—let him fight his own battles.
See also: battle, fight, own

fight your ˈown battles

be able to win an argument or get what you want without anyone’s help: I wouldn’t get involved — he’s old enough to fight his own battles.
See also: battle, fight, own
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She learned fast that she would have to fight her own battles, and that having an Oscar statue in her hand was little more than a calling card.
At 64, she can still fight her own battles, sounding off about sexism and ageism, and making her one of the great media characters, as was the great columnist KeithWaterhouse, who died last week.
But he says he won't be in court later this month to see her sentenced, saying: "She's old enough to fight her own battles - I won't be there to hold her hand."
And as Ross tries to make it up to her by planting drugs in Shane's locker, Donna decides it's time she stopped whimpering and learned to fight her own battles. About time, too.
But Mrs Yeomans said: "We were trying to help her, trying to teach her to fight her own battles."