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.
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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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From the male point of view, resorting to outside police or judicial intervention would signify an inability to fight one's own battles -- an admission of defeat and a symbolic castration.Aa