every man for himself

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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 herselfAs soon as there was a crisis, it was every man for himself.

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“Every man for himself.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/every%20man%20for%20himself. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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