The prolonged writers' strike of 1988 left viewers in the lurch as it delayed the new fall season.
Certain avenues of revenue may have dried up, leaving you in a bit of a lurch wondering how to pay those bills!
Or maybe you simply feel embarrassed when learning how to drive a stick shift because you don't want to make the gears grind or make the car lurch and look silly or amateur.
Schedules and priorities can change in a flash, and well-meaning friends may not always be able to follow through on your pet's care as planned, leaving Fido in a lurch.
This was especially true when millions of sub-prime mortgages went sour, since it put more than a few international banks in a lurch.
In the event of an unexpected computer failure or a child's sudden illness, it's nice to have a group of qualified writers you can use as subcontractors to make sure your clients aren't left in the lurch.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
She watched Pete's bowlegged figure lurch back to his wagon.
Orlov tempted the Greeks of the Morea to take up arms, and then left them in the lurch.
The Boers further added that if the Swazis were relying on the British, they were leaning on a broken reed, and would find themselves left in the lurch.