leave hanging

Also, leave hanging in the air or in midair. Keep undecided, uncertain, or in suspense. For example, Since we hadn't found a big enough hall, we left the final date hanging, or She couldn't figure out a good ending for the book, so her audience was left hanging in midair.


Nearby words

  1. leave a bad taste in one's mouth,
  2. leave a lot to be desired,
  3. leave alone,
  4. leave behind,
  5. leave flat,
  6. leave holding the bag,
  7. leave in the lurch,
  8. leave no stone unturned,
  9. leave of absence,
  10. leave off

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