be toast

idiom

informal
: to be in a lot of trouble : to be completely ruined, defeated, etc.
If anyone finds out about this, we're toast.
His career is toast.

Examples of be toast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The employees who signed the letter have threatened to follow them there; if enough of them do, then OpenAI—the most exciting company in tech, recently valued at eighty-six billion dollars—could be toast. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 If two or three more of those universities were to exit the building, the Pac would be toast. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 July 2023 Multi-brand retailers such as Neiman Marcus were believed to be toast years ago as Europe’s luxury brands opened their own stores in major U.S. cities. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 20 Apr. 2023 If the wrong immigration official spots the wrong thing, as in Vandenberg’s case, your trip may be toast. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 June 2023 Trust me, when McDonald’s starts serving dry-aged beef burgers, dry-aged beef will be toast. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 8 Apr. 2022 Multi-brand retailers such as Neiman Marcus were believed to be toast years ago as Europe’s luxury brands opened their own stores in major U.S. cities. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, 20 Apr. 2023 One more blow like that, and Gengar, a little purple ghost with a sinister grin, would be toast. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 6 Feb. 2023 Instead, Jackson is out, and the Ravens will probably be toast Sunday night. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Jan. 2023

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“Be toast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20toast. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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