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.

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