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
References in classic literature ?
"I assure you that I can fight my own battles, and that I have no possible need of your sympathy.
But I can fight my own battles, let's put it that way."
"But I'm a big girl now and thanks to my mum, I am well-equipped to fight my own battles."
"But I'm a big girl now and, thanks to mum, I am well equipped to fight my own battles.
Luckily, I can fight my own battles, and I'm fortunate enough to be able to write a cheque without fear of destitution.