left in the lurch
- lurch : 急な［突然の］傾き［揺れ］、よろめき
- leave someone in the lurch : 〔困っている〕（人）を見捨てる［見殺しにする］
Ex) The cancellation of this project has left the whole company in the lurch.
Left standing in the lurch
At a church where people saying
stand up someone
（人）とのデート［約束の時間］をすっぽかす、to fail to meet someone you had arranged to see:
Ex) He was supposed to be here at seven, so by seven thirty I began to think that he stood me up.
My God, that's tough, she stood him up
No point in us remaining