go up in flames definition, meaning - what is go up in flames in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “go up in flames”

See all translations

go up in flames

to burn or be destroyed by fire: The factory went up in flames. to be damaged or destroyed: His career went up in flames when he was jailed for theft.
Translations of “go up in flames”
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃起大火, 毀於大火中, 毀於一旦,受到重創…
in Chinese (Simplified) 燃起大火, 毁于大火中, 毁于一旦,受到重创…
(Definition of go up in flames from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More