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English definition of “go up in flames”

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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)
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