go up in smoke

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VerbEdit

go up in smoke

  1. To catch fire and burn
  2. (idiomatic) (by extension) To be completely ruined
    When the bank refused the credit, all our plans went up in smoke.

SynonymsEdit

Sense 2 (idiomatic)

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Last modified on 9 October 2013, at 06:33