leave smb. holding the baby

leave smb. holding the baby
Australian Slang
a) leave (the mother) with the sole responsibility of bring up a child; b) abandon (someone) with a problem or responsibility not rightly theirs

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  • Leave smb. holding the baby — a) leave (the mother) with the sole responsibility of bring up a child; b) abandon (someone) with a problem or responsibility not rightly theirs …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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