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See definition of leave holding the bag on Dictionary.com
  • as inmaneuver
  • as inabdicate
  • as inbolt
  • as inleave in the lurch
  • as inquitclaim

synonyms for leave holding the bag

  • exploit
  • jockey
  • manipulate
  • navigate
  • operate
  • angle
  • beguile
  • cheat
  • con
  • conspire
  • contrive
  • cook
  • design
  • devise
  • doctor
  • engineer
  • fence
  • finagle
  • finesse
  • intrigue
  • machinate
  • manage
  • move
  • play
  • plot
  • proceed
  • rig
  • scam
  • sham
  • shift
  • trick
  • upstage
  • wangle
  • work
  • come up with
  • go around
  • play games
  • pull strings
  • push around
  • put one over
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antonyms for leave holding the bag

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  • destroy
  • disorganize
  • forget
  • neglect
  • remain
  • stop
  • leave alone
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How to use leave holding the bag in a sentence

She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
As Perker said this, he looked towards the door, with an evident desire to render the leave-taking as brief as possible.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Now for the tempering of the Gudgeons, I leave it to the judgment of the Workman; but a word or two of the polishing of it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
We can do as we like with Hindu and Mussalman so long as we leave their respective religions untouched.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
“You must leave this house this moment,” she cried, with a stamp, with gleaming eyes and very pale.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO LEAVE HOLDING THE BAG

  • abandon
  • abjure
  • abnegate
  • bag it
  • bail out
  • cede
  • demit
  • drop
  • forgo
  • give up
  • leave
  • leave high and dry
  • leave holding the bag
  • leave in the lurch
  • opt out
  • quit
  • quitclaim
  • relinquish
  • renounce
  • resign
  • retire
  • sell out
  • step down
  • surrender
  • vacate
  • waive
  • withdraw
  • yield
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