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Someone provides something that only caters to half the group - what's an idiom for what he did to the other half by forgetting about them?

Let them go to the dogs? Something like that...

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    Let them eat cake. – Micah Windsor May 25 '20 at 15:45
  • Let them eat cake - used for talking about the attitude of someone who really does not care about a group of people or does not understand their problems although they pretend to. – FumbleFingers May 25 '20 at 15:45
  • @MicahWindsor: Snap! Sod the rest! (of the suggestions! :) – FumbleFingers May 25 '20 at 15:46
  • @FumbleFingers XD – Micah Windsor May 25 '20 at 15:48
  • @MicahWindsor, although I didn't think to include it in my answer (you and I were writing at the same time, I think), I do like let them eat cake. I tend to think of this as something said by the person doing the ignoring, but I suppose a third party could also use it to describe something that someone else did. – Isabel Archer May 25 '20 at 16:01
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One possibility is treated them like chopped liver. This is a widely used idiom, indicating that he treated them as though they were insignificant.

Another idiom could be wrote them off.

If the omission was really grave and could lead to serious consequences, one choice could be hung them out to dry.

More "standard" possibilities might include:

  • showed no regard for them or disregarded them
  • did not take them into consideration or did not consider them
  • overlooked them
  • left them out
  • ignored them

As always, of course, context should determine your choice.

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  • Treated them like chopped liver. +1 – Richard Kayser Jun 10 '20 at 20:09
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Your question: Someone provides something that only caters to half the group - what's an idiom for what he did to the other half by forgetting about them?

Perhaps he gave short shrift or didn't give a second thought to half the group. From the idiom component of The Free Dictionary:

give short shrift: To ignore, disregard, or exclude (someone or something); to give (someone or something) very little time or attention.

not give (something) a second thought: To not give some situation or decision pause for any hesitation, concern, or further consideration.

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