in a blaze of glory

in a blaze of glory

To conclude, succeed, or fail in an extraordinary and impressive manner. The accountant quit his job in a blaze of glory, distributing records of the CEO's financial transgressions to everyone in the company—as well as the IRS—just before walking out the door. Now that he has access to nuclear warheads, many worry that the erratic dictator may decide to go out in a blaze of glory. The underdogs of the league finished the season in a blaze of glory by defeating the top-ranked team in a 4-0 stunner.
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in a blaze of glory

If you do something or something happens in a blaze of glory, you do it or it happens in a very successful and impressive way. It would be great to go out in a blaze of glory and I would love to win the championship before I finish. We've reached the point where we need a final burst of publicity in order to reach our target in a blaze of glory!
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ENGLISH cricket's young guns will bid to start the new season in a blaze of glory today.
London, March 25 (ANI): If you ever wondered how the Sun will look like when it dies, then be sure that it will got out in a blaze of glory.
THEY arrived at Anfield in a blaze of glory, claiming they would restore Liverpool Football Club to its former glory.
And after coming out of retirement to star for the Vipers, he is hoping to bow out in a blaze of glory by helping retain the trophy won last April in the final showdown in Nottingham.
TAYPORT hope to end their Super League season in a blaze of glory against Hill of Beath today.
Rickitt is one of five stars being axed but no one at Granada will confirm if he goes out in a blaze of glory.
For my part, if I had my choice of being in an overpriced box and rotting away or going out in a blaze of glory and going out into space, I would choose the blaze of glory,'' said Spellman, executive director of the National Space Society's Western Spaceport Chapter, who also has been promoting the Celestis project.