canoe, paddle one's own

canoe, paddle one's own
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  • paddle one's own canoe — phrasal : to get along by one s own efforts told him that he could expect no more help and would have to paddle his own canoe * * * paddle one s own canoe see under ↑paddle2 • • • Main Entry: ↑canoe paddle one s own canoe To progress… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddle one's own canoe — {v. phr.}, {informal} To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. * /After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe./ Syn.: HOE ONE S OWN ROW. Compare: MAKE ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • paddle\ one's\ own\ canoe — v. phr. informal To work without help; earn your own living; support yourself. After his father died, John had to paddle his own canoe. Syn.: hoe one s own row Compare: make one s way …   Словарь американских идиом

  • paddle one's own canoe —    If you paddle your own canoe, you do what you want to do without help or interference from anyone.     He decided to paddle his own canoe and set up his own company …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • paddle one's own canoe — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. do without assistance, go alone, ask no favors, manage, rely upon oneself …   English dictionary for students

  • paddle one's own canoe —  Be independent …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoe one's own row — {v. phr.} To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. * /David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row./ Syn.: PADDLE ONE S OWN CANOE, STAND ON ONE S OWN FEET …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hoe\ one's\ own\ row — v. phr. To make your way in life by your own efforts; get along without help. David s father died when he was little, and he has always had to hoe his own row. Syn.: paddle one s own canoe, stand on one s own feet …   Словарь американских идиом

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