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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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We're proud of our reputation for making great tasting, crunchy crisps and it's a fantastic opportunity to work with a true fan to help develop our range even further.
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That meeting saw a deal under which the crisps are now available in Welsh stores.
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.
These hand-cooked crisps have a different texture - the rough look makes them seem more 'natural' and like your gran used to make.
YSGOL FRIARS, BANGOR Two machines selling fizzy drinks, chocolate, crisps, water and juice.
With 70 percent less fat than regular potato chips the crisps are either OU Pareve or OU Dairy, meeting the needs of Kosher consumers, and contain only 110 calories per serving.
A Teesside car dealer has rustled up an idea to turn crisps into cars.
SUPER Sven Goran Eriksson is to receive an amazing honour to mark his flying start as England coach - a totally new flavour of crisps is being named after him.
Crisps were invented by American chef George Crum in Sarasota Springs in 1853 and have gone on to become Britain's favourite munch, worth more than pounds 900 million each year.
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.
The popular 'man crisp' has been signed up as the Official Crisp Partner of the Football League, which was founded in 1888, and to celebrate, we have teamed up with KP Snacks (NI) to offer EVERY READER a FREE PACK OF MCCOY'S CRISPS.
At Vitafoods 2014, ADM highlighted its new Textura[TM] range, a new line of protein crisps that can be customised to individual formulation needs.