Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

you're on your own

you are on your own
Meaning(s)
1) leaving someone to fend for themselves; refuse to help
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • sorry, but you're on your own
  • Analysis

    To be 'on your own' is to be alone or unassisted. If you say to someone 'you're on your own' it means you are not willing to help them any longer or to be involved usually because the speaker believes something is a bad idea.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Sorry, but you're on your own. I've done most of the work already.
    2. You need to learn how to cook, clean, and take care of yourself now that you're on your own.
    3. I've had enough of this nonsense! You're on your own!
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