leave someone holding the baby

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To abandon someone and put them in a position where they must take the responsibility or blame.
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He said he was very uneasy as the schooner owner owed him over $500 and he couldn't get a cent and feared that the owners had gone bankrupt and left him holding the baby.

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
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