leave (someone) dangling

idiom
variants: or less commonly keep (someone) dangling

Definition of leave (someone) dangling

informal
: to force someone to be in an uncertain position or to wait for a decision We were kept dangling for weeks while the bank reviewed our loan application.

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“Leave (someone) dangling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20%28someone%29%20dangling. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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