Synonyms of 'high and dry'
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abandonedDictionary, stranded, helplessYou could be left high and dry in a strange town.
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A forsaken place is not lived in, used, or looked after.
a forsaken church and a derelict hotel
The children were left helpless.
Thesaurus for high and dry from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that you were left high and dry , you are emphasizing that you were left in a difficult situation and were unable to do anything about it.