lurch

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Related to in the lurch: out of whack, leave in the lurch, To Say the Least, left in the lurch

lurch

Cribbage the state of a losing player with less than 30 points at the end of a game (esp in the phrase in the lurch)

Lurch

Addams’s zombielike, extremely tall butler. [TV: “The Addams Family” in Terrace, I, 29]
See: Butler
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We've been left in the lurch and he doesn't appear to give a damn.
When our business failed, we chose not to file for bankruptcy because we didn't want to leave our customers and vendors in the lurch," said Latman.
On a cold December day, Sam finds himself left in the lurch as the only working reservationist, and pulled into service to do everything from making sure Naomi Campbell gets the appropriate lighting at her table, to cleaning up an unfortunate accident in the women's restroom.