to a crisp

idiom

: to a state of being hard, dry, and easily broken
The toast had been burned to a crisp.

Examples of to a crisp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite some heroic efforts with garden hoses, the F40 burned to a crisp. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2024 And yet, as a giant nuclear reactor, the sun insists on bombarding us with energy that, left unchecked, could burn all of us to a crisp. Discover Magazine, 2 Apr. 2024 The car was burned to a crisp after Cerveny had painstakingly restored the 17-foot-long two-seater to concours condition. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 4 Mar. 2024 Other scientists found that the gases also deplete the ozone layer, the very thing protecting all life on Earth from being sizzled to a crisp by unmitigated solar radiation. Zoë Schlanger, The Atlantic, 12 Feb. 2024 The film concludes with especially horrific video of the aftermath of the massacre at the Israeli music festival Supernova — where Hamas executed at least 260 people — with shot after shot of bloodied corpses, others burnt to a crisp. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 9 Nov. 2023 The wings are cooked to a crisp, and marinated with a blend of chili, garlic and ginger. Lizzy Rosenberg, Peoplemag, 10 Oct. 2023 Whole flounder is fried to a crisp, deboned and delivered to the table with a flotilla of fresh herbs, woven rice noodles and lettuce to accompany the snowy fish. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 San Diego County’s hot, sticky summer will give way to a crisp start to fall this week with unseasonably cool temperatures and widespread cloudiness over much of the region, the National Weather Service said. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023

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“To a crisp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20a%20crisp. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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