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burn one's bridges

Definition of burn one's bridges

  1. :  to do something that makes it impossible go back to a previous situation <Even after leaving his job, he tried to stay on friendly terms with his former boss because he didn't want to burn his bridges.>

Variants of burn one's bridges

also British

burn one's boats

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  creek

  1. :  to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases

    :  to undergo combustion

    :  to undergo nuclear fission or nuclear fusion

  1. :  an act, process, instance, or result of burning: as

    :  injury or damage resulting from exposure to fire, heat, caustics, electricity, or certain radiations

    :  a burned area

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