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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

burn to a crisp

1. (of food) To overcook something to the point of charring it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." I forgot about the bread I'd put in the oven and burned it to a crisp.
2. (of a person) To cause to become severely sunburned. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." If you lay on the beach all day without any sunscreen, you'll get burned to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp

burn to a cinder

1. (of food) To overcook something to the point of charring it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." I forgot about the bread I'd put in the oven and burned it to a cinder.
2. (of a person) To cause to become severely sunburned. A noun or pronoun can be used between "burn" and "to." If you lay on the beach all day without any sunscreen, you'll get burned to a cinder.
See also: burn, cinder

burn something to a crisp

to burn something totally or very badly. The cook burned the meat to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp

burn something to a crisp

to burn something very badly He burned the sausages to a crisp. I played a little golf yesterday and my neck got burned to a crisp.
See also: burn, 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

burn to a cinder

Also, burn to a crisp. Destroy by fire; overcook. For example, If I stay in the sun too long, I'll be burnt to a cinder, or He's an awful cook-dinner was burnt to a crisp. Although both expressions can be used literally, they also function as hyperbole, as in the examples.
See also: burn, cinder

crisp

mod. drug intoxicated. (Akin to fried. Compare to toasted.) Man, is he crisp!
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A Luminesse (TM) Interior Design features die-cast aluminum and stainless steel accents on shelves, storage bins and crispers that reflect the LED lights.
While the Microban antimicrobial feature is not a replacement for regular cleanings, it ensures the surface of the crisper bin doesn't harbor stain and odor causing bacteria between cleanings.
And by not being fried, it emerges as a lighter, crisper, more amenable rendition.
The transaction was the result of our strategic review process and will enable us to bring about crisper execution in our remaining businesses, simplification of our message to customers and clarity regarding who we are to investors.
The maker of 7Up is changing its flavor to make it crisper and less sweet - that is, more like market leader Sprite.
Akamai Will Enable High-Quality On-Demand Viewing and Listening, Including Faster Downloads and Crisper, Smoother Streams
does the same job - but in a refrigerator's crisper drawer.
The advanced ADSL2+ platform provides transparent error correction, which reduces the chance of pixelization and results in a crisper, higher-quality video stream.
In-store kiosks will whet appetites for DVD players by demonstrating how much crisper and more vibrant DVD pictures appear than videotape's and how much easier it is to scan for images.
The Kristall Weizen recipe has been tweaked to remove some of its caramel character, which results in a cleaner, crisper beer.
Tell mom you've got a hankerin' for some Chili's country-fried chicken crispers.
49, are available: Cinna-Stiks (cinnamon and sugar-sweetened potatoes) and Cocoa Crispers (brown chocolate french fries) to Kool Blue (sky blue seasoned fries), Crunchy Rings (perhaps best described as resembling a potato puff with a hole in the middle) and Sour Cream & Jive (fries with sour cream and chives).
has entered into a contract to sell Crispers, the fresh salads, soups and sandwiches restaurant company it purchased in February 2007, to Healthy Food Concepts, LLC, an affiliate of a Florida-based investment group.
Depending on price point and feature level, various models were said to offer precise temperature control, improved air flow, unusually quiet operation, self-closing crispers, increased capacity and even a childproof compartment.
Old Mother Hubbard Crispers , Soft Bakes and Fruit'ins combine a variety of tastes and textures that will turn every Fido into a foodie - without a trip to the doggie boutique bakery.