cut adrift

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I cut adrift from all that nonsense when I took this farm and got my living out of the horses.
It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted.
He had made up his mind to cut adrift from everything.
In an olive branch to Tory eurosceptics, Cameron will say Britain would not be cut adrift if it leaves.
Alex Dowsett (Movistar) abandoned after being cut adrift early in the stage, having found the going tough since damaging an elbow in a crash on stage four.
Eddie Howe's men were cut adrift at the foot of the Football League in 2009 but only a virtually impossible swing in goal difference on the final day would deny the Dorset-born manager from clinching the third promotion of his managerial career with the Cherries.
The club continues to find itself cut adrift from its rivals in terms of recruiting top domestic players and has failed to find a successful and cost-effective solution to fusing local talent with experienced overseas stars.
They are cut adrift at the bottom of League Two and it would be catastrophic if they were relegated to the Conference.
Redknapp said: "There was a lot of pressure on the game today, when you are stuck at the bottom you know that if you don't win, even a draw, you come away and you are still cut adrift.
If you are cut adrift at Christmas, you don't want to be going and getting yourself into trouble, but if we are still in there with a chance, which I think we will be, then the chairman will go out and let us get one or two players who could make the difference for us," said Redknapp.
At this stage, it's about strengthening for the short term to make sure we are not cut adrift.
With Hearts cut adrift the battle to steer clear of 11th involves at least four teams separated by just one point.