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 ?
was the only matter, the parsons should fight their own battles for me.
Lawrence, analysts have argued that the people of the Middle East must fight their own battles.
What happens if Saudi has to do what it really needs to do and mobilise and fight their own battles.
allies as they fight their own battles against Islamic extremists.
On the contrary, they tamely and unobtrusively fight their own battles in courts, at gatherings and international conferences, and they do not demand or expect help from their native country.
Joy Comes in the Morning: A Mother and Daughter's Cancer Journey" tells the story of a mother and daughter who had to fight their own battles with cancer and found the strength to do so within each other.
We should pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and let the people who live there fight their own battles.
They should be withdrawn immediately and the militants left to fight their own battles, it is obvious that the presence of troops is only exacerbating the situation.
With the Second World War raging somewhere out in the wider world, a gang of kids fight their own battles, with shifting allegiances, betrayals and bravery while playing in the woods in Dennis Potter's play, first famously seen on television.
It appears local communities are left to fight their own battles, which this one will certainly be doing.
BIG Brother fans are to get the chance to fight their own battles against Nasty Nick - with the launch of a computer game based on the hit TV show on Friday.
Most times it is better to let people fight their own battles, bloody though they will be, than to choose sides and intervene.
However, county secretary Dominic McCaughey stressed that it would be up to the players to fight their own battles.