be burnt to a 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?