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Meaning of “go up in flames” in the English Dictionary

"go up in flames" in British English

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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.
(Definition of go up in flames from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “go up in flames”
in Chinese (Simplified) 燃起大火, 毁于大火中, 毁于一旦,受到重创…
in Chinese (Traditional) 燃起大火, 毀於大火中, 毀於一旦,受到重創…
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