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.
See also: fate, leave
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Then she invited all the pink-eyed white rabbits of the forest to come here, after which she left us to our fate."
If they had not killed him I know that he would have seen that we were properly provided for before they left us to our fate."