cast someone adrift






cast someone adrift

Leave someone in a boat or other craft which has nothing to secure or guide it.

Abandon or isolate someone.

1998 Oldie : The various dissenting movements should be cut adrift and left to their own devices.


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be cast in a mould

be of the type specified.

1991 - Jean - Bow Jane's Journey - He was certainly not cast in a common mould. She had never met anyone like him before.



cast your bread upon the waters

do good without expecting gratitude or immediate reward.

This expression comes from Ecclesiastes 11 : 1 - Cast thy bread upon the waters : for thou shalt find it after many days.



cast the first stone

be the first to accuse or criticize.

The phrase comes from an incident recorded in St John's Gospel. A group of men preparing to stone an adulterous woman to death were addressed by Jesus with the words : He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (John 8 : 7)



cast something in his teeth

reject defiantly or refer reproachfully to a person's previous action or statement.




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