every man for himself
Definition of every man for himself
—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
: being each individual or part of a group without exception
: being each in a series or succession
: being all taken severally
: an individual human
: an adult male human
: to supply with people (as for service)
: to station members of a ship's crew at
: to serve in the force or complement of
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