(a) sudan çıkmış, suyun dışında, karada, kupkuru yerde.
The fish was high and dry on the beach.
(b) yalnız, kimsesiz, çaresiz, nâçar.
leave someone high and dry: birini yüzüstü bırakmak, kendi kaderine terketmek.
He has left me high and dry with all this work to do. He took all the money and left me high and dry.