leave something hanging

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 do somethingsynonym
Main entry: leave

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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