leave (one) hanging in midair

leave (one) hanging in midair

To withhold information from one when it is expected to be delivered, or more broadly to leave one in an unsettled state or without some kind of resolution. Hey, don't leave me hanging in midair—did you get the job or not? The consultants were supposed to deliver the report last week, but they've kind of left us hanging in midair.
See also: hanging, leave, midair
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