leave (one) to (one's) fate(redirected from left them to their fates)
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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