Today’s lesson of colloquial expression
600. to be left holding the bag 責任を押し付けられる、罪を着せられる
- this means to receive full responsibility, for something that you are not necessarily responsible for, because the responsible parties have disappeared or escaped
1. I don’t want to be left holding the bag if this project fails. We’re all in it together, right?
2. After the failed robbery, he took off and left his friend holding the bag.