go up in flames
phrasal burn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • go\ up\ in\ flames — • go up in smoke • go up in flames v. phr. 1. To burn; be destroyed by fire. The house went up in flames. The barn full of hay went up in smoke. 2. Disappear; fail; not come true. Jane s hopes of going to college went up in smoke when her father… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go up in flames — • go up in smoke • go up in flames burn or be destroyed by fire, fail, not come true (dreams) His plans to open a new restaurant have gone up in smoke since he lost his job …   Idioms and examples

  • go up in flames — to fail or come to an end suddenly and completely. Final hopes of a pay settlement went up in flames yesterday after talks broke down …   New idioms dictionary

  • go up in flames — be destroyed by fire last night two factories went up in flames …   Useful english dictionary

  • go down in flames — to fail or end suddenly and completely. We ve seen two big mass transit plans go down in flames in the last two years. The idea of self respect went up in flames a long time ago. Related vocabulary: go up in smoke Etymology: based on the literal… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go up in smoke — or[go up in flames] {v. phr.} To burn; be destroyed by fire. 1. * /The house went up in flames./ * /The barn full of hay went up in smoke./ 2. Disappear; fail; not come true. * /Jane s hopes of going to college went up in smoke when her father… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go up in smoke — or[go up in flames] {v. phr.} To burn; be destroyed by fire. 1. * /The house went up in flames./ * /The barn full of hay went up in smoke./ 2. Disappear; fail; not come true. * /Jane s hopes of going to college went up in smoke when her father… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go\ up\ in\ smoke — • go up in smoke • go up in flames v. phr. 1. To burn; be destroyed by fire. The house went up in flames. The barn full of hay went up in smoke. 2. Disappear; fail; not come true. Jane s hopes of going to college went up in smoke when her father… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • go up in smoke — • go up in smoke • go up in flames burn or be destroyed by fire, fail, not come true (dreams) His plans to open a new restaurant have gone up in smoke since he lost his job …   Idioms and examples

  • go up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms go up : present tense I/you/we/they go up he/she/it goes up present participle going up past tense went up past participle gone up 1) to increase We d like to see the baby s weight going steadily up. The… …   English dictionary

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