twist in the wind
Be abandoned to a bad situation, especially be left to incur blame, as in The governor denied knowing it was illegal and left his aide to twist in the wind. It is also put as leave twisting in the wind, meaning “abandon or strand in a difficult situation,” as in Sensing a public relations disaster, the President left the Vice-President twisting in the wind. This expression, at first applied to a President's nominees who faced opposition and were abandoned by the President, alludes to the corpse of a hanged man left dangling and twisting in the open air. [Slang; early 1970s] Also see out on a limb.
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The man that giveth heed to lying visions, is like to him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!