leave somebody in the lurch

cserben hagy
desert or leave alone in trouble, refuse to help or support someone

 "My car has left me in the lurch."
  • He left me in the lurch when he didn`t come over to help me although he had promised to earlier in the day.  
  • Where were you, John? You really left me in the lurch. 
  • The zip of my favourite jacket decided to dismantle itself and leave me in the lurch. ( zip= cipzár, dismantel= lebont )
  • My car has left me in the lurch so I can't deliver the things I promised.