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English definition of “leave sb high and dry”

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leave sb high and dry

informal
to do something that is not at all convenient for someone and put them in a very difficult situation: They pulled out of the deal at the last minute leaving us high and dry.
Translations of “leave sb high and dry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給(某人)帶來麻煩, 使(某人)陷入困境…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给(某人)带来麻烦, 使(某人)陷入困境…
(Definition of leave sb high and dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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