To have the blame or responsibility thrust upon you: “When his partner skipped town, Harry was left holding the bag.”
[lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/ noun, Informal. 1. 1 . [lef-tee] /ˈlɛf ti/ noun, plural lefties. Informal. 1. a person. 2. a leftist. /ˈlɛftɪ/ noun (informal) (pl) lefties 1. a left-winger 2. (mainly US & Canadian) a left-handed person n. “left-handed person,” 1886, American English, baseball slang, from left + -y (3). Political sense by 1935. modifier
[lef-tist] /ˈlɛf tɪst/ noun 1. a member of the political Left or a person sympathetic to its views. adjective 2. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or advocated by the political Left. /ˈlɛftɪst/ adjective 1. of, tending towards, or relating to the political left or its principles noun 2. a person who supports or belongs to […]
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[left-leyd] /ˈlɛftˌleɪd/ adjective 1. noting a rope, strand, etc., laid in a left-handed, or counterclockwise, direction as one looks away along it (opposed to ).