Idiom: leave someone hanging
Idiom: keep / leave someone hanging
- to keep someone waiting for information, a response or decision
- I really wanted that job but they left me hanging for two months after the interview and I accepted another offer.
- It’s really unprofessional for us to leave our customers hanging this long for a decision.
- What happened to our plans tonight? Don't leave me hanging!
- My husband kept me hanging about going on vacation for so long that there are no cheap flights left to Miami.
- Sorry, but since you left me hanging for a week, I invited someone else to the concert.
- Could you try not to leave me hanging too long this time? I need to know the date as soon as possible.
- Tell the speaker that we need an answer today. They can't keep us hanging any longer or we won't be able to get someone else if they can't participate.
- I'm calling back because I was left hanging 20 minutes and I figured you forgot I was waiting on the line.
- leave someone in a bind
- put someone in a difficult situation
You might like these idioms
More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.
Your turn to use the idiom "leave someone hanging"
Practice makes progress. It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.
> Main idioms list
> idiom: leave someone hanging