toast, to be

(redirected from to be toast)

be toast

1. To be in serious trouble; to be ruined, finished, or defeated. If Mom and Dad find out we took their car out last night, we're toast! Down by 45 points with only two minutes left in the game, it's pretty safe to say that the home team is toast at this point.
2. To be completely broken, wrecked, or destroyed. A: "Is there any way we can salvage the machine?" B: "No way, the whole motherboard is toast."
See also: toast
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

be toast

INFORMAL
If someone is toast, they are about to lose their job or position or are about to be punished or killed. Her only comment on his dismissal was: `I told you he was toast.' If you don't do what they say, you're toast.
See also: toast
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

be toast

be or be likely to become finished, defunct, or dead. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times A new star has entered the financial firmament. Look to your laurels, George Soros , Warren Buffett , you're toast.
See also: toast
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

be ˈtoast

(slang) be in very serious trouble: If Dad finds out about this, we’re toast!This probably comes from the US film Ghostbusters.
See also: toast
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

toast, to be

To be doomed or unworthy of further consideration. This slangy usage dates from the twentieth century. It can be applied to a person, a group, an idea, a project, and so on. It must be distinguished from being the toast of something, such as “the toast of the Academy Awards,” which means a person receiving much acclaim. In contrast, “With so many injured players, our team is toast this year” means the team cannot win. According to Bob Woodward’s book Plan of Attack (2004), Vice President Dick Cheney said, before the invasion of Iraq, “Prince Bandar, once we start, Saddam is toast.”
See also: to
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
See also: