crash and burn Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “crash and burn” in the English Dictionary

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crash and burn

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


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 ​weightrather than ​lost it.
(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…
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