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If left to their own devices, an organization trying to book such an engagement on its own could spend thousands of dollars in rental fees alone.
In a country that produces the world's 10 most poisonous snakes, whose chief cultural export is crocodile wrestlers, and where a prime minister once went swimming and vanished without a trace (there's a municipal pool named after him), the locals literally not to be left to their own devices.
For the most part, the refugees have been left to their own devices to survive with little assistance from governments and only sporadic help from relief organizations.
Differing from previous experiments, whereby solitary castaways have been left to their own devices a la Robinson Crusoe, this exercise is designed to find out how a substantial group of people create their own community away from the modern world.
In the absence of labels, artists' statements, or other curatorial dues, visitors were left to their own devices, most notably their eyes.
A small number of spooks, largely left to their own devices by Washington, guided a tribal army of some 10,000.
Research shows that left to their own devices, investors make the wrong investment decision 75 percent of the time(1); rushing to buy mutual funds when the market goes up only to sell them when the market goes down.
Kids are left to their own devices, to settle squabbles within their own drug crazed, dog eat dog territory.
It is up to the Iraqis to decide what sort of government they want and they should be left to their own devices.
I don't know about you, but I'd prefer to live in an environment of visible police action than to feel plotters against the state are left to their own devices for fear of ruffling the feathers of their community.
Tubers should be planted in autumn just below the surface and will self-seed if left to their own devices.
Councils are pressed to 'sign-off' decisions and leave electors to grapple with the activities of developers left to their own devices.