twist in the wind
phrasal to be left to face a difficult situation without support or help

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • twist in the wind — (leave (someone) to) twist in the wind 1. to keep someone waiting for a decision or answer. Carolyn was left twisting in the wind for about a week, and so were several other people who interviewed for the job. 2. to be forced to exist without… …   New idioms dictionary

  • twist in the wind — verb a) To be unassisted and without comfort in a situation likely to result in distress or failure. There seemed to be a shared perception of Colonel North as a good and honorable serviceman who had been left to twist in the wind, the scapegoat… …   Wiktionary

  • twist in the wind —    If someone is left to twist in the wind, they are left to face a difficult situation without any assistance or support.     He walked out of the press conference and left his agent twisting in the wind …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • twist in the wind — Go to twist (slowly) in the wind …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • twist in the wind — be left in a state of suspense or uncertainty. → twist …   English new terms dictionary

  • twist in the wind — be left in a state of suspense or uncertainty …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave someone to twist in the wind — (leave (someone) to) twist in the wind 1. to keep someone waiting for a decision or answer. Carolyn was left twisting in the wind for about a week, and so were several other people who interviewed for the job. 2. to be forced to exist without… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave to twist in the wind — (leave (someone) to) twist in the wind 1. to keep someone waiting for a decision or answer. Carolyn was left twisting in the wind for about a week, and so were several other people who interviewed for the job. 2. to be forced to exist without… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave someone to twist in the wind — leave (someone) to twist in the wind American if someone is left to twist in the wind, they are left in a very difficult situation by the actions of another person. The director resigned and left the rest of the department twisting in the wind,… …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave to twist in the wind — leave (someone) to twist in the wind American if someone is left to twist in the wind, they are left in a very difficult situation by the actions of another person. The director resigned and left the rest of the department twisting in the wind,… …   New idioms dictionary

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