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    leave someone in the lurch

    I know what it means but I can't guess where it comes from... In the lurch? Why?

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    Re: leave someone in the lurch

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I know what it means but I can't guess where it comes from... In the lurch? Why?
    I found this:

    "Meaning
    Left in a difficult position without help.
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    Originated with the French game of lourche or lurch, played in the 16th century. Players suffered a lurch if they were left in a hopeless position from which they couldn't win the game. The card game of cribbage, or crib, also has a 'lurch' position which players may be left in if they don't progress half way round the peg board before the winner finishes."

    Found at: Left in the lurch definition by Babylon's free dictionary

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    Re: leave someone in the lurch

    Thank you!

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