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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If ever America decides to leave us to fight our own battles we face a more dangerous future.
We all have to fight our own battles, especially as we espouse the integrity of a serviceman as we thread the narrow path of a public servant," he also said.
Noting the country's present struggle against poverty and corruption and his endeavour for transparency and accountability, Aquino said: "As we fight our own battles today, may we always find inspiration and strength from our rich history and heritage, our inherent brilliance and sense of purpose.
While those of us in libraries were not trained to think like field marshals or CEOs, we can borrow from their strategies to fight our own battles.