left holding the bag
To have the blame or responsibility thrust upon you: “When his partner skipped town, Harry was left holding the bag.”
fumble the bagRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
The sound of a chips bag opening? How do you describe it and what is the word for describing such sounds?A few years ago Frito-Lay introduced a bag for their snack chips that was made from plants, not plastic, and could decompose in compost. It seemed like a good idea – a company putting their environmental foot forward through sustainable packaging – however, the “rip” heard upon opening the bag of chips registered at about eighty-five decibels – equal to the volume level of city traffic. …
navigate, exploit, jockey, manipulate, operate, relinquish, vacate, forgo, renounce, dash, rush, bound, dump, skip, scamper, dart, jump, leap, scoot, escape
- left gastric vein,
- left gastro-omental vein,
- left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, the,
- left heart,
- left hepatic duct,
- left lobe of liver,
- left lymphatic duct,
- left ovarian vein,
- left suprarenal vein,
- left testicular vein
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