stew in (one's) own juice(s)

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stew in (one's) own juice(s)

To remain alone with one's emotions, usually unpleasant ones like anger or disappointment. Kevin was in such a foul mood at dinner that I left early and just let him stew in his own juices.
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stew in one's own juice

Fig. to be left alone to suffer one's anger or disappointment. John has such a terrible temper. When he got mad at us, we just let him go away and stew in his own juice. After John stewed in his own juice for a while, he decided to come back and apologize to us.
See also: juice, own, stew

stew in one's own juice

Suffer the consequences of one's actions, as in He's run into debt again, but this time we're leaving him to stew in his own juice. This metaphoric term alludes to cooking something in its own liquid. Versions of it, such as fry in one's own grease, date from Chaucer's time, but the present term dates from the second half of the 1800s.
See also: juice, own, stew

stew in your own juice

suffer the unpleasant consequences of your own actions or temperament without the consoling intervention of others. informal
See also: juice, own, stew
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But Pardew says United must simply get on with the task - even if they do have to stew in their own juices after a defeat.
It seems to me that the banks should have been left to stew in their own juices.
TAKE one opera singer, one rapper, a socialite and someone no-one's really sure who they are, mix them all together and put them in the oven to stew in their own juices.
Republicans, ever the gluttons for punishment, want in so much that they will never leave Democrats to stew in their own juices.