leave (someone) in the lurch


: to leave (someone) without help or protection when it is needed
His advisers left him in the lurch when he needed them the most.

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“Leave (someone) in the lurch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20%28someone%29%20in%20the%20lurch. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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