Definition of “leave sb high and dry” - English Dictionary

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“leave sb high and dry” in British English

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leave sb high and dry


to do something that is not at all convenient for someone and puts them in a very difficult situation:

They pulled out of the deal at the last minute leaving us high and dry.

(Definition of “leave sb high and dry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)