crash and burn

idiom

Definition of crash and burn 

US, informal

: to fail completely The company crashed and burned after only two years in business.

Learn More about crash and burn

Share crash and burn

Dictionary Entries near crash and burn

craquelure

crare

crash

crash and burn

crash barrier

crash boat

crash cart

Statistics for crash and burn

Look-up Popularity

Comments on crash and burn

What made you want to look up crash and burn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

obstinately defiant of authority

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!