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“burnt offering” in British English

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burnt offeringnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbɜːnt ˈɒf.ər.ɪŋ/ us /ˌbɝːnt ˈɑː.fɚ.ɪŋ/

something, often an animal, that is burned in honour of a god

UK humorous a meal that has been spoiled by burning

(Definition of “burnt offering” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)