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burn something to a crisp

to burn something totally or very badly. The cook burned the meat to a crisp.
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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.
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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.
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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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It wasn't exactly our crispest day, but we're coming off three days off, so we got to shake the rust off a bit.
Here you are served the crispest, freshest, tastiest salads imaginable with generous portions to boot.
Even as Lapse tries to talk about how memories slip from our grasp, it gives the clearest, crispest view of the slippage.
Our suite featured dark wooden floorboards, perfectly contrasting with the crispest white bedsheets and free-standing bathtub.
Those who had chosen beef were not disappointed either as it was flavoursome and tender and came with the largest, crispest Yorkshire puddings I've seen for a long time.
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Sailing the Norwegian fjords is essentially about scenery that blows the mind, taking in the crispest, cleanest air you're ever likely to breathe.
Yet even then, Martinez would acknowledge this wasn't Swansea at their crispest, with passes and touches showing wear and tear of a long campaign.
The first thing they have to do is have the crispest mission.
Vancouver, Banff and the Rockies Return flights from Gatwick to Calgary April, May, September and October - 10 days from pounds 959 With their soaring peaks, clear blue lakes, natural springs, lush green valleys carpeted with millions of evergreens and the crispest of crisp mountain air, the Rocky Mountains are one of nature's greatest paradises.
The three-fifths compromise, in its full insidious effect on the nation's representation and politics, is laid out with unusual clarity; the Fugitive Slave Clause, the slave-importation provisos of Article I, Section 9, and Article V, Dred Scott's betrayal of the document and, finally, the Thirteenth Amendment, receive their crispest and most precise treatment of any book in history or law, trenchant and penetrating but without posturing or needless soapbox oratory.
The typewriting on that letter was the crispest I had ever seen.
Peter Crouch marked an otherwise forgettable display with a decent knock-down from Alonso's cross and Gerrard made the crispest of contacts to beat Shaka Hislop.
Dell's response to Clarian's request was the crispest, says Canada, who states that Dell Financial Services' ability to arrange flexible financing also was a decisive factor.
When choosing produce, whether you shop at a supermarket, health foods store, farmers' market, or roadside stand, get the freshest you can find--the crispest greens, the most succulent carrots and bell peppers, the juiciest tomatoes.