Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 00:03

in flames

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

By analogy with fighter planes being shot down and bursting into flames.

AdverbEdit

in flames (not comparable)

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Usage notesEdit

  • Chiefly used in constructions such as "go down in flames" and "shoot down in flames", often in the passive voice