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crash and burn

Definition of crash and burn in English:

informal Come to grief or fail spectacularly: I’ve seen guests crash and burn on the show
More example sentences
  • Just as often, public careers can crash and burn.
  • When people realize that they can lose their social security money in the stock market, this plan will crash and burn.
  • She's a single mom, a child star who didn't crash and burn, and a two-time Oscar winner.
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