high and dry
Examples of high and dry in a Sentence
the inadequate supplies of vaccine left many people high and dry when the flu season arrived
Recent Examples of high and dry from the Web
The residents and staff were high and dry on the second floor.
As a result, as of Tuesday Little Muskego's water level had fallen about six feet, exposing vast stretches of shoreline and leaving docks and piers high and dry.
As Shonda Rhimes prepares to move from ABC to Netflix, the network has already taken steps to make sure it’s not left high and dry.
Meanwhile, Republican pragmatists from states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare are afraid that Ryan’s overhaul will leave many of their low-income constituents high and dry.
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high and dry Synonyms
Synonymshamstrung, handcuffed, helpless, powerless, hog-tied, impotent, impuissant, paralyzed, weak
Antonymsmighty, potent, powerful, puissant, strong
Related Wordsincapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inept, unfit, useless; feeble, frail, infirm, passive, spineless, supine, unaggressive
Near Antonymsable, capable, competent, effective, efficient; authoritarian, autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, magisterial, tyrannical (also tyrannic); dominant, dynamic, energetic, forceful, robust, sturdy, tough, vigorous; important, major, significant; high-level, senior, top
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