leave holding the bag

leave holding the bag или leave holding the sack  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. Вынудить кого-л. остаться без чего-то, что нужно; Оставлять с носом.
Be careful, don't let yourself be left holding the bag.
In the rush for seats, Joe was left holding the bag.
2. Сваливать вину.
When the ball hit the glass, the team scattered and left George holding the bag.
After the party, the other girls on the clean-up committee went away with their dates, and left Mary holding the bag.
Категории: blame {informal} {v. phr.}

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