every man for himself

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɛv.(ə.)ɹi mæn fɔː(ɹ) hɪm.ˈsɛlf/

Phrase[edit]

every man for himself

  1. An expression of indifference, that everyone should forget about comradeship and save themselves.

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Adjective[edit]

every-man-for-himself (not comparable)

  1. selfish
    I quit show business because there was too much of an every-man-for-himself attitude going on.
    There was an every-man-for-himself attitude during the time of the Great Depression in 1930s America.