shift for oneself
Definition of shift for oneself
: to do things without help from others She left them to shift for themselves.
Word by Word Definitions
: to exchange for or replace by another : change
: to change the place, position, or direction of : move
: to make a change in (place)
: a means or device for effecting an end
: a deceitful or underhand scheme : dodge
: an effort or expedient exerted or tried in difficult circumstances : extremity
: one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self
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