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maroon (one) on an island
To cause one to become stranded or stuck on an island. The captain will maroon us on an island if he insists on sailing in these dreadful conditions.
no man is an island(, entire of itself)
A person requires the company and support of others and society as a whole in order to thrive. The line is from John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, published in 1624. Look, I know you're very proud man, but you need to let other people help you if you're in trouble. No man is an island, Dan. It's when our communities rally around us in times of tragedy that we truly appreciate that no man is an island, entire of itself.
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maroon someone on an island
to strand someone on something; to abandon someone on something, such as an island. The pirate captain marooned his first mate on a small island in the Caribbean. Through a navigation error, I marooned myself on a tiny island east of Guam.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
no man is an island
Human beings necessarily depend on one another, as in You can't manage this all by yourself; no man is an island. This expression is a quotation from John Donne's Devotions (1624): "No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main."
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.