Definition of flame out in English:

flame out

1(Of a jet engine) lose power through the extinction of the flame in the combustion chamber.
1.1 informal , chiefly North American Fail, especially conspicuously: journalists had seared him for flaming out in the second round of the Olympics
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  • Its attempt to export its New York City clothing sensibilities to the Midwest and West Coast flamed out, he says, because management failed to do market research on the tastes of non-New Yorkers.
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