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crash-and-burn

adjective uk   /ˌkræʃ.əndˈbɜːn/  us   /-ˈbɝːn/ informal
making you fail or feel as if you have failed: It's that crash-and-burn moment of stepping on the scale and realizing you have put on weight rather than lost it.
Translations of “crash-and-burn”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使人有挫敗感的,使人失敗的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有挫败感的…
(Definition of crash-and-burn adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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