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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In a move likely to escalate his rivalry with Rashid Bedzimba, Mbogo said a man should be able to fight his own battles.
I have been fighting Mo Besic's corner from day one (although he can clearly fight his own battles!) and he is now fit and getting a run in the team to help him realise his huge potential.
Or will Eileen leave her troublemaking son to fight his own battles?
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Erdogan Fight His Own Battles' on Friday in which it defined Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's attempt to get the US to extradite Islamic scholar Fethullah GE-len as "nothing more than a crass and cynical attempt to exploit the law, and Turkey's alliance with the United States, for political payback."
"I will support Toni as much as I can and I am there for him because we are a team but I have to let him fight his own battles.
Ultimately, it is an inspiring tale as he must learn to fight his own battles and follow his own journey.
If Gordon Brown cannot fight his own battles then he is not fit to be Britain's PM.
HULL boss Phil Brown has urged chairman Paul Duffen to let him fight his own battles.
"He'll just have to learn to fight his own battles."
But the Deputy PM needs to fight his own battles and show that he remains a fundamentally honest figure.