leave someone in the lurch

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leave (someone) in the lurch

  1. (idiomatic) To abandon somebody; especially, to abandon somebody and leave him or her in a difficult situation.
    He left me in the lurch and I had to finish the whole project by myself.
    • Hudibras
      But though thou'rt of a different church, / I will not leave thee in the lurch.

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