every man for himself

Definition of every man for himself

  1. —used to describe a situation in which people do not help each other and each person has to take care of himself or herself As soon as there was a crisis, it was every man for himself.

Word by Word Definitions

everyplay
  1. :  being each individual or part of a group without exception

    :  being each in a series or succession

    :  being all taken severally

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

himselfplay
  1. :  that identical male one — compare 1he

    : used reflexively when the sex of the antecedent is unspecified

    :  his normal, healthy, or sane condition or self


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