left out in the cold

be left (out) in the cold

To be ignored, forgotten, or excluded, as from a group, activity, benefit, etc. You have to make sure you stand out in a company, or you might be left in the cold when it comes time to hand out promotions. Our constituency feels it has really been left in the cold during the debate around this topic.
See also: cold, left

leave (one) (out) in the cold

To ignore or exclude someone from a group, activity, benefit, etc. You have to make sure you stand out in a company, or they might leave you in the cold when it comes time to hand out promotions. Voters in this region have been left completely out in the cold since this whole debate began.
See also: cold, leave
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left out in the cold

ignored; neglected.
See also: cold, left, out
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left ˌout in the ˈcold

excluded from a group or an activity; ignored: Everyone had something to do or somewhere to go. I felt left out in the cold.
See also: cold, left, out
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