left holding the bag

To have the blame or responsibility thrust upon you: “When his partner skipped town, Harry was left holding the bag.”


Nearby words

  1. left gastric vein,
  2. left gastro-omental vein,
  3. left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, the,
  4. left heart,
  5. left hepatic duct,
  6. left lobe of liver,
  7. left lymphatic duct,
  8. left ovarian vein,
  9. left suprarenal vein,
  10. left testicular vein

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