crash and burn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “crash and burn” in the English Dictionary

"crash and burn" in British English

See all translations

crash and burn

informal to ​fail very ​suddenly, ​obviously, and ​completely: In this ​business, new ​products often crash and ​burn.

crash-and-burnadjective

uk   /ˌkræʃ.əndˈbɜːn/  us   /-ˈbɝːn/ informal
(Definition of crash and burn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crash and burn”
in Chinese (Simplified) 彻底失败, 一下子倒闭, 遭遇惨败…
in Chinese (Traditional) 徹底失敗, 一下子倒閉, 遭遇慘敗…
What is the pronunciation of crash and burn?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More