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leave (one) in a lurch
To leave or abandon one without assistance in a particularly awkward, difficult, or troublesome situation. The manager will really leave us in a lurch if he decides to quit before this project is finished. When Janet's husband decided to go on a weekend getaway with his friends, he left her in a lurch organizing her kid's birthday party.
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