leave at the altar


: 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.

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“Leave at the altar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%20at%20the%20altar. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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