leave hanging

leave hanging
leave (something) hanging to delay making a decision about something.

We don't know if we can buy the house yet because the bank left our loan application hanging.

Related vocabulary: up in the air

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • leave\ hanging — • leave hanging • leave hanging in the air v. phr. To leave undecided or unsettled. Because the committee could not decide on a time and place, the matter of the spring dance was left hanging. Ted s mother didn t know what to do about the broken… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leave hanging — or[leave hanging in the air] {v. phr.} To leave undecided or unsettled. * /Because the committee could not decide on a time and place, the matter of the spring dance was left hanging./ * /Ted s mother didn t know what to do about the broken… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave hanging — or[leave hanging in the air] {v. phr.} To leave undecided or unsettled. * /Because the committee could not decide on a time and place, the matter of the spring dance was left hanging./ * /Ted s mother didn t know what to do about the broken… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave\ hanging\ in\ the\ air — • leave hanging • leave hanging in the air v. phr. To leave undecided or unsettled. Because the committee could not decide on a time and place, the matter of the spring dance was left hanging. Ted s mother didn t know what to do about the broken… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leave hanging — leave (someone) hanging to keep someone waiting for a decision or answer. I was left hanging for three weeks before I got a call offering me the job …   New idioms dictionary

  • leave hanging — leave undecided or unsettled Whether or not they will be leaving next year was left hanging in the air at the end of the meeting …   Idioms and examples

  • leave hanging in the air — leave undecided or unsettled Whether or not they will be leaving next year was left hanging in the air at the end of the meeting …   Idioms and examples

  • Hanging — is the lethal suspension of a person by a ligature. The Oxford English Dictionary states that hanging in this sense is specifically to put to death by suspension by the neck, although it formerly also referred to crucifixion. The preferred past… …   Wikipedia

  • leave something hanging — leave someone/​something hanging phrase to fail to solve a difficult situation, or to let someone remain in a difficult situation without solving it It was obvious that this issue could not just be left hanging. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leave someone hanging — leave someone/​something hanging phrase to fail to solve a difficult situation, or to let someone remain in a difficult situation without solving it It was obvious that this issue could not just be left hanging. Thesaurus: to not act, or to not… …   Useful english dictionary

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