in a blaze of glory

in a blaze of glory

In an extraordinary and impressive manner. Used to describe a final action. The accountant quit his job in a blaze of glory, distributing records of the CEO's financial transgressions to everyone in the company—and the IRS. 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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CORONATION Street star Mikey North says he's prepared to leave the soap 'in a blaze of glory' as killer Gary Windass.
ENGLISH cricket's young guns will bid to start the new season in a blaze of glory today.
She famously started her career in a blaze of glory when winning the Goffs Million on her debut.
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THE jumps season goes out in a blaze of glory next week.
THEY arrived at Anfield in a blaze of glory, claiming they would restore Liverpool Football Club to its former glory.
RACING purists will be hoping Dylan Thomas runs to form and goes out in a blaze of glory as the undisputed Horse of the Year.
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.
In Teddy Sheringham they have a master craftsman wanting to go out in a blaze of glory. Alan Pardew is no mug as a manager, either.
Trail blazing Teesside youngsters have completed a stint as young firefighters in a blaze of glory.
Rickitt is one of five stars being axed but no one at Granada will confirm if he goes out in a blaze of glory. A Street insider said: 'The fire will affect a few characters in a big way.
Intricate Web, sidelined with a foot problem since winning at Ripon in July, returned to action in a blaze of glory under smart apprentice David Allan when getting the better of Colway Ritz and Den's-Joy by a head and the same in the ten-furlong handicap.
ENGLAND captain Alan Shearer is aiming to bow out of international football in a blaze of glory at Euro 2000, before concentrating on giving Newcastle "full value for money".
How many of us go out in a blaze of glory with a song on our lips?
Barely nine months after arriving at Anfield in a blaze of glory after the pounds 219million takeover, it is understood Hicks has placed a guide valuation of a staggering pounds 1billion on the Merseyside club.