leave (one) to (one's) fate

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leave (one) to (one's) fate

To refuse to aid or assist one, instead allowing for whatever outcome was bound to occur naturally. I don't consider myself a hero. I just knew I couldn't leave those people to their fates in that burning building. I appealed to my father-in-law to loan me the money I needed to keep the business afloat, but he just left me to my fate.
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Ross tries to make his getaway, but when he spots an injured Sarah lying in a ditch, it remains to be seen whether he'll risk capture EMMERDALE ITV by helping her or head to the Hotten border, leaving her to her fate.
Following a fresh appeal on BBC's Crimewatch programme, police were also given a possible name for one of the killers and a motive for the horrific murder by an anonymous caller Det Chief Insp Paul Bailey said: "It took a cold, callous, and cruel mind to plan Tracey's murder - to douse in petrol a mother, with two young children waiting expectantly at home for her to return for Christmas, then walk away as she burned, leaving her to her fate.
Det Chief Insp Paul Bailey said: "It took a cold, callous, and cruel mind to plan Tracey's murder - to douse in petrol a mother, with two young children waiting expectant at home for her to return for Christmas, then walk away as she burnt, leaving her to her fate.