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Definition of leave holding the bag

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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Other terms relating to 'bag':

Definitions include: better than all that.
Definitions include: the best.
Definitions include: a general insult.
Definitions include: to lie to; deceive.
Definitions include: a female who is in a relationship only for illegal powdered drugs (e.g. cocaine,) which is often stored in a small bag.
Definitions include: when French fries are in a container that is in a bag, those French fries that fall out of the container and settle at the bottom of the bag.
Definitions include: a person who is so ugly that one would have to put a bag over their head (so as to hide their face) before considering having intercourse with them.
Definitions include: a female who does sexual favors as payment instead of cash to obtain drugs or get a bag/sack of her own.
Definitions include: a homeless woman.
Definitions include: noun, means a sack lunch.
Definitions include: an extremely skinny person.
Definitions include: a despicable person.
Definitions include: something displeasing.
Definitions include: a person who is a source of constant surprise.
Definitions include: to insult for fun; "make fun of".

Other terms relating to 'hold':

Definitions include: to have drugs.
Definitions include: to be superior to, in some way.
Definitions include: be there for you.
Definitions include: a period of waiting, during which little can be accomplished, until a particular external event occurs.
Definitions include: to be doing.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to wait patiently.
Definitions include: to have a respectable alcohol tolerance.
Definitions include: to maintain the proper operation of something, such as a business.
Definitions include: "wait a minute"; "hold on"; etc.
Definitions include: to agree with.
Definitions include: to wait.
Definitions include: to be inadequate.
Definitions include: said of a penis, extremely large.

Other terms relating to 'leave':

Definitions include: acronym of "absent without leave."
Definitions include: an uncaring or uninterested retort; "talk to the hand".
Definitions include: see leave (one) hanging.
Definitions include: to abandon a person, without them having proper resources.
Definitions include: to leave someone in a bad situation.
Definitions include: give it all you had at a particular activity.
Definitions include: The same as ditto (British).
Definitions include: to forsake a person who has placed their reliance or trust on you.
Definitions include: to die.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: Someone being butthurt over having something, they do to others regularly, done to the them
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.

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