jättää oman onnensa nojaan

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally: to leave somebody to the support of their own luck

Phrase[edit]

jättää oman onnensa nojaan

  1. To hang out to dry, to leave to one's own devices
    Minut jätettiin oman onneni nojaan.
    I was hung out to dry.

Conjugation[edit]

  • onnen takes appropriate possessive suffix: onneni, onnesi, onnensa, onnemme, onnenne, onnensa.
  • oman and nojaan are not inflected