go down in flames
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go down in flames
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. fracasar
The plan went down in flames because the rich people on the committee didn't like our proposal.El plan fracasó porque a los ricos del comité no les gustó nuestra propuesta.
b. quemarse
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
The figure skater's career went down in flames after allegations came out that he had mistreated his partner.La carrera del patinador artístico se quemó después de que salieron a la luz acusaciones de que había maltratado a su pareja.
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