leave in the lurch

leave (someone) in the lurch — see lurch, 3
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Main Entry:leave
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leave (someone) in the lurch
: to leave someone without help or protection when it is needed

His advisers left him in the lurch when he needed them the most.

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Main Entry:lurch

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  • leave in the lurch — index abandon (physically leave) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • leave in the lurch — leave (someone) in the lurch to cause someone to be in a situation in which they do not have what they need. Her ex husband didn t want to deal with the kids, so she was left in the lurch. Factories here that rely on parts from overseas were… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave in the lurch — desert or leave alone and in trouble, refuse to help or support someone He left me in the lurch when he didn t come over to help me although he had promised to earlier in the day. (from Idioms in Speech) (smb) to leave (a person) in difficulties …   Idioms and examples

  • leave in the lurch — {v. phr.} To desert or leave alone in trouble; refuse to help or support. * /The town bully caught Eddie, and Tom left him in the lurch./ * /Bill quit his job, leaving his boss in the lurch./ Compare: LEAVE FLAT, HIGH AND DRY(2), WALK OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave in the lurch — {v. phr.} To desert or leave alone in trouble; refuse to help or support. * /The town bully caught Eddie, and Tom left him in the lurch./ * /Bill quit his job, leaving his boss in the lurch./ Compare: LEAVE FLAT, HIGH AND DRY(2), WALK OUT(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave\ in\ the\ lurch — v. phr. To desert or leave alone in trouble; refuse to help or support. The town bully caught Eddie, and Tom left him in the lurch. Bill quit his job, leaving his boss in the lurch. Compare: leave flat, high and dry(2), walk out(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Leave in the lurch — abandon in a time of need …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • leave in the lurch — Australian Slang abandon in a time of need …   English dialects glossary

  • leave in the lurch — idi to desert when help is needed most …   From formal English to slang

  • leave in the lurch —  Abandon when help is needed …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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