in the lurch

in the lurch
phrasal in a vulnerable and unsupported position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in the lurch — If you are left in the lurch, you are suddenly left in an embarrassing or tricky situation …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • in the lurch — adverb in a difficult or vulnerable position he resigned and left me in the lurch • Usage Domain: ↑idiom, ↑idiomatic expression, ↑phrasal idiom, ↑set phrase, ↑phrase * * * adverb (or adjective) 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • in the lurch —    Someone who is left in the lurch is left in a difficult or embarrassing situation.     Paul was left in the lurch when he missed the last bus …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • in the lurch — facing a problem alone, holding the bag    True friends won t leave you in the lurch, will they? …   English idioms

  • in the lurch — See: LEAVE IN THE LURCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the lurch — See: LEAVE IN THE LURCH …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ the\ lurch — See: leave in the lurch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To leave one in the lurch — Lurch Lurch, n. [OF. lourche name of a game; as adj., deceived, embarrassed.] 1. An old game played with dice and counters; a variety of the game of tables. [1913 Webster] 2. A double score in cribbage for the winner when his adversary has been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leave someone in the lurch — LEAVE IN TROUBLE, let down, leave stranded, leave high and dry, abandon, desert. → leave * * * leave someone in the lurch To leave someone in a difficult situation without help • • • Main Entry: ↑lurch * * * leave someone in the lurch phrase to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave in the lurch — leave (someone) in the lurch see ↑lurch, 3 • • • Main Entry: ↑leave 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. • • • …   Useful english dictionary

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