Idiom:  every man for himself

Meaning

Idiom:  every man for himself

  • each person does what is best for himself


Example sentences

  • There is no team spirit in this office; it’s definitely every man for himself.
  • When they put out the food, it was every man for himself and I was lucky to get anything to eat.
  • I played tennis for awhile but it was every man for himself and felt lonely. Now, I play volleyball and I love being part of a team.
  • When you're in law school there's less group studying with every man for himself.
  • At this firm, it's every man for himself, even when we are working on group projects.
  • As a loner, you'll love the atmosphere here—it's every man for himself with massive bonuses when you do something outstanding.
  • The culture here is every man for himself.  It has it's pros and cons.
  • When I asked my twin for help with my algebra, she said it was every man for himself.


Synonyms

  • self-centered
  • self-absorbed
  • cut-throat


You might like these idioms

More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.


Your turn to use the idiom "every man for himself"

Practice makes progress.  It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.


> > idiom: every man for himself

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.