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What does sink or swim mean?


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sink or swim

If you are left to sink or swim, you are left on your own, without any help, and you have no choice but to fail or succeed. The idiom alludes to the choices available to someone who has fallen into the water.

Example(s):

It's sink or swim for her. It's too late to help her now.

This idiom is in the general category


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