Pulled the rug from under our feet - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
pull the rug (out) from under (someone's) feet (redirected from pulled the rug from under our feet)
pull the rug (out) from under (someone's) feet
To suddenly or unexpectedly remove or rescind support, help, or assistance from someone; to abruptly leave someone in a problematic or difficult situation. I felt like someone had pulled the rug out from under my feet when my health insurance said it was going to stop paying for my medical bills. I'd love to up and quit my job, but I just can't pull the rug from under their feet like that.
References in periodicals archive
Eight years ago when all the club chairs met to talk about the new sports centre we were promised the same time and space in the new centre, they've pulled the rug from under our feet
at a very late stage.
The SFA pulled the rug from under our feet
which was bitterly disappointing.
The IRB has pulled the rug from under our feet
and caused panic in the process.
We felt Saddam had pulled the rug from under our feet