be hung out to dry

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be hung out to dry

To be deserted or abandoned in a troubling situation. I was totally hung out to dry in that meeting! None of my alleged friends said one word of support as the boss tore into me!
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be hung out to dry

If someone is hung out to dry, they are left alone to deal with a difficult situation or are blamed for it. Supporters of Mr Green felt he had been hung out to dry by the company executive. The problem is with the whole culture in which MPs are regularly hung out to dry.
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