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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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NOSTALGIA United 8 Wednesday 0 1999 Sport " By 2003, the Tudor brand was phased out, along with Smiths crisps, when Walkers decided to focus on its own crisp range.
It's fair to say the crisp sandwich has experienced a bit of a revival in recent months following the Tayto pop-up shop in Dublin.
Overall, it's difficult to deny that vegetable crisps are a better snack option than the potato kind.
CHEESED-OFF shoppers have shown their support for a crisp amnesty staged in Birmingham.
To the retailer: Seabrook Crisps Ltd will redeem this voucher at the average RRP provided ONLY that it has been taken as payment for one six-pack of Seabrook crisps (6 x 25g) and no other product.
The high quality potatoes used to make Jones O Gymru crisps are grown on farms in Llandudno.
When customers started asking to purchase the savory, crunch snacks, New York Style Bagel Crisps were introduced and became an instant hit.
Symington's invested [pounds sterling] 20,000 in new equipment to allow it to manufacture the bread crisps.
Bernard Hoggarth, the chief executive of the company, said: Instead of snacking on a beef-flavoured crisp, which is deep-fried in oil, I'd rather have a piece of actual beef.
The crisps are moreish and who can complain when you get a bag of premium quality crisps with change from a pound?
YSGOL EMRYS IWAN, ABERGELE Vending machines selling crisps and chocolates, though moving towards low-fat options.
A national drive is called for, with lavish public funding, to make sure the crisp retains its status as Britain's premier snack - with special measures given to reviving that dying-out gourmet delight, the crisp sandwich on white sliced.
The Bag-A-Car campaign will see small sachets placed in bags of crisps and, if they find the right details, will win either a new Ford Focus, a Ford StreetKa, or for those who are less fortunate, a free packet of crisps.
DOLE Peach Fruit Crisps, as well as Apple Cinnamon and Apple Pear Fruit Crisps, are available nationwide in the canned fruit aisle at major food, drug and mass retail outlets for $2.
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