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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 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

be burnt to a crisp

1. If something, especially food, is burnt to a crisp, it is badly burnt. By the time I got to the kitchen, the whole thing was burnt to a crisp. Note: Adjectives such as fried are sometimes used instead of burnt. The meat was fried to a crisp.
2. If a person is burnt to a crisp, they are badly sunburned. One day in the Spanish sun and he was burnt to a crisp.
See also: burnt, crisp

burn something to a ˈcinder/ˈcrisp

cook something for too long or with too much heat, so that it becomes badly burnt: Alan left the potatoes for so long that they were burnt to a crisp.
See also: burn, cinder, crisp, something

crisp

mod. drug intoxicated. (Akin to fried. Compare to toasted.) Man, is he crisp!
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Snickers Crisper bars are available at various locations including mass retailers and vending machines.
And the fries, cooked twice in what is boasted as the ``only temperature-controlled, computerized, digital potato fryer in America,'' are crisper and less oily than most.
If anything, the graphics are brighter and crisper in the scaled down version," says W.
And by not being fried, it emerges as a lighter, crisper, more amenable rendition.
The First Surface Pure Color Filter reduces ambient light reflection and heightens color reproduction through the elimination of an extra layer of glass for sharper, crisper and more vivid images.
The maker of 7Up is changing its flavor to make it crisper and less sweet - that is, more like market leader Sprite.
The new formula will make the drink taste more like category-leader Sprite, with a crisper, less sweet flavor, according to Beverage Digest, a New York-based industry publication.
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.
Tell mom you've got a hankerin' for some Chili's country-fried chicken crispers.
Overall, 93 percent of kids' menu meals contained more than 430 calories, and some, such as the Chili's country-fried chicken crispers meal, weighed in with more than 1,000 calories - almost a full day's allotment for a moderately active child.
The company is an investor in Crispers, a quick-serve restaurant chain, and has two in-store locations of 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.
Storage: Many possible storage arrangements inside drawers and cabinets are available, including knife racks, spice racks, interesting corner units, bread drawers, vegetable crispers, towel racks, etc.