leave at the altar

Definition of leave at the altar

  1. :  to not get married because the person one was going to marry has decided against it at the last moment Her fiancé left her at the altar.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bequeath, devise

    :  to have remaining after one's death

    :  to cause to remain as a trace or aftereffect

  1. :  permission to do something

    :  authorized especially extended absence from duty or employment

    :  an act of leaving :  departure

  1. :  leaf

  1. :  a table on which the eucharistic elements are consecrated or which serves as a center of worship or ritual

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