leave (someone) holding the baby

(redirected from leaving us holding the baby)
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

leave (someone) holding the baby

To foist responsibility or guilt for something on someone else; to allow someone else to take the blame for something. Primarily heard in UK. My partner had been cooking the books for years, and he left me holding the baby when the business collapsed.
See also: baby, holding, leave
References in periodicals archive ?
Myleene, most of us want to kill the man who ruins our figures, lands us with cellulite, stretchmarks and countless sleepless nights, and then skips out to work leaving us holding the baby.