you're on your own

Meaning(s)

1. leaving someone to fend for themselves; refuse to help

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sorry, but you're on your own

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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.

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  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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