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English definition of “leave sb out in the cold”

leave sb out in the cold

to not allow someone to become part of a group or an activityExcluding
(Definition of leave sb out in the cold from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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