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.
Definition of crash and burn in:
- The US English dictionary