leave (something) to fate

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leave (something) to fate

To resign oneself to something's outcome being determined forces outside of one's control. My boss always scrutinizes the smallest details of any deal she makes—she says there's nothing more foolish than leaving things to fate in business. You could just pick a few different investments and leave the whole process to fate, or you could let our firm plan your investments meticulously in order to maximize your return.
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She gives him information to improve his life but the reader is taken on a journey pondering what in life should be left to fate and if we change fate, can everything be destroyed?
"Left to its own devices that is a risk, left to fate that is a risk," he said.
The future of the vandalised navy vessel, TS Kellington, must not be left to fate.