be left to (one's) own resources

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be left to (one's) own resources

To be left unsupervised or uncontrolled; to be allowed to do as one pleases. My job is really great: I know what I need to work on and am just left to my own resources. If left to their own resources, children will get into all sorts of mischief!
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In seeking help he was left to his own resources. Post and Richmond review Disraeli's relationship with his aloof mother, his decision to quit law, and his failures at finance as possible reasons for a period of low self-esteem.