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English definition of “crash-and-burn”

crash-and-burn

adjective     /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 weight rather than losing it.Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
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