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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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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."
Now the other hand, he said and added "in this school we learn to fight our own battles".