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all that and a bag of crisps

slang Exceptionally impressive, remarkable, or attractive. Based on the American expression "all that and a bag of chips," which was popularized in the 1990s; often used jocularly. Primarily heard in UK. You seem to think you're all that and a bag of crisps, but you're just a two-bit hustler. Dang, did you see Jack's new girl? She's all that and a bag of crisps! Oh man, Emily is all that and a bag of crisps—gorgeous, funny, kind. I think I'm in love!
See also: all, and, bag, crisp, of, that

be all that and a bag of crisps

slang To be exceptionally impressive, remarkable, or attractive. Based on the American expression "all that and a bag of chips," which was popularized in the 1990s; often used jocularly. Primarily heard in UK. You seem to think you're all that and a bag of crisps, but you're just a two-bit hustler. Dang, did you see Jack's new girl? She's all that and a bag of crisps!
See also: all, and, bag, crisp, of, that

be burned to a crisp

To be or have been significantly burned, as by fire or the sun. If you don't get the bread out of the oven now, it will be burned to a crisp! I fell asleep on the beach, and now I'm burned to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp, to

be burnt to a crisp

To be or have been significantly burned, as by fire or the sun. 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, to

burn (someone or something) to a crisp

1. To burn something, typically when cooking it, to the extent that it is completely charred and blackened. I forgot about the bread I'd put in the oven and burned it to a crisp.
2. To burn someone severely (typically referring to sunburn). Often used in passive constructions. If you lay on the beach all day without any sunscreen, you'll get burned to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp, to
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burn something to a crisp

to burn something totally or very badly. The cook burned the meat to a crisp.
See also: burn, crisp, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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, to
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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, to
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crisp

mod. drug intoxicated. (Akin to fried. Compare to toasted.) Man, is he crisp!
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