Hang Out To Dry Meaning

(transitive, idiomatic) To abandon someone who is in need or in danger, especially a colleague or one dependent.

Example: Used other than as an idiom: see hang,‎ out,‎ dry.
2008, Joe Fiorito, "Our home-care system hangs families out to dry," Toronto Star, 7 Mar. (retrieved 23 Aug. 2008),
  Without supplemental health insurance, we would have been hung out to dry.