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leave high and dry

verb - transitive

  • to abandon a person, without them having proper resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Chapter 12", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 6 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 12 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 12 2012.

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leave holding the bag

verb

  • to abandon a person after a crime has been committed, leaving them with incriminating evidence (literally) or blame (figuratively.)
                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "The Unusual Suspects", Alphas (TV), Season 1 Episode 10 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Feb 22 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Feb 22 2013.

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leave it out there

verb

  • give it all you had at a particular activity. past tense is "left it all out there". You can specify a location EX: That was the best Jan's ever sung before. "She left it all on stage tonight"

    Last edited on Jun 19 2013. Submitted by MICHAEL on Jun 19 2013.

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leave off

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leave (one) hanging

  • To leave hanging publicly after execution to dishonor the victim, particularly in the practice of lynching as a method of reenforcing a caste system based on racist ideology.

    Last edited on Jul 12 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 12 2015.

verb

  • to forsake a person who has placed their reliance or trust on you.
    You were supposed to be my wingman, but you really left me hanging when I went to talk to that girl.
    Don't leave me hanging - I'm counting on you.
    I'm trying to give you dap; don't leave me hangin' bro!

    Last edited on Jul 12 2015. Submitted by spacey vancouver bc on Jun 03 2012.

  • when a person attempts to give a high five, to not return the gesture, leaving them with their hand in the air.

    Last edited on Aug 19 2012. Submitted by Anonymous from Frankfort, IL, USA on Jun 04 2012.

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leave the world

verb

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lecky

  • electricity
    Oh the f'ing lecky's gone again!

    Last edited on Apr 25 2013. Submitted by Jane M. from Camberley, Surrey, UK on Oct 19 2005.

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leebo

noun

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