Idiom: leave someone high and dry
— When I missed the last bus home I was left high and dry and had to walk home in the rain.
— After we finally left our daughter high and dry, she got tired of living on the streets and agreed to go to rehab.
— My roommates left me high and dry at the party so I called an Uber.
— Please don't leave me high and dry again! Just let me know when you're leaving next time.
— Can you pay me back by Friday? My rent's due so I can't be left high and dry.
— I'm a one-person business and I've had to institute a no-show fee because too many of my clients have left me high and dry.
— We're never taking an escorted tour again. We were one minute late getting back to the bus and the tour director left us high and dry during our last holiday.
— My car broke down again and left me high and dry on the way to an important meeting.
— My roommate left me high and dry when she suddenly moved out without any advance notice.
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