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To do something without help

fend for yourself

to look after yourself without help from anyone else

do something of your own accord

to do something without being asked, forced, or helped by someone else

do your own thing

to perform an activity in the way that you prefer and not in the way that other people want or expect you to

do your own thing

to do what you want to do, without worrying about what other people think or want

sink or swim

to be left on your own to succeed or fail, without any help

stand alone

to not depend on other people or things, or to not be influenced by them

go solo

to start to do something alone rather than with others

stand on your own (two) feet

to behave in an independent way, especially by not asking for financial help from anyone

be alone in (doing) something

to be the only person that does something

mind your own business

to be doing the things you normally do, without affecting what other people are doing


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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