crash and burn
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crash and burn(
krahsh
 
ahnd
 
buhrn
)
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. fracasar
My plan to sneak out crashed and burned because my dad was in the garage.Mi plan de escabullirme fracasó porque mi papá estaba en el garaje.
b. quemarse
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
My friends loved that joke, but it crashed and burned in front of the crowd.A mis amigos les encantó ese chiste, pero se quemó frente al público.
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