be burnt to a crisp

be burnt to a crisp

To be or have been significantly burned, as by fire or the sun. The variant spelling "burned" is also commonly used in the headword. If you don't get the bread out of the oven now, it will be burnt to a crisp! I fell asleep on the beach, and now I'm burnt to a crisp.
See also: burnt, crisp

be burnt to a crisp

  (mainly British) also be burned to a crisp (mainly American)
to be very burnt By the time I remembered the pizza was in the oven, it was burnt to a crisp.
See also: burnt, crisp
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It is all ups and downs, screaming and crying" Fashion designer Julien Macdonald, above, sums up being a contestant on the BBC show "How are we poor eejits supposed to know whether we are all going to be burnt to a crisp or be up to our armpits in water in the foreseeable future?