Posted by ESC on May 10, 2006
In Reply to: High and dry posted by Darwin French on May 09, 2006
: Any ever hear the phrase "I do not want to leave you high and dry?"
: or "You don't want to be left high and dry."
Yes. Probably refers to a stranded boat. See http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/24/messages/177.html