Meaning of “shoot sth/sb down (in flames)” in the English Dictionary

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"shoot sth/sb down (in flames)" in British English

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shoot sth/sb down (in flames)

informal

to refuse to accept someone's suggestion or idea and not consider it at all

(Definition of “shoot sth/sb down (in flames)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)