"No one bought from the salesman and he was left with stocks of unsold goods."

I'm looking for a phrase or idiom, if there's any, to replace the words in bold.


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'Left holding the bag' seems to be what you're after, particularly in the context of finance. See: investopedia.com/terms/b/bag-holder.asp and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagholder.

  • Left holding the bag is the perfect idiom to replace the OP's bolded text. Jun 30, 2020 at 23:44

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