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Definition of burn a bridge

burn a bridge

verb

  • to ruin a relationship. Usually used in the business sense.
    Always avoid burning a bridge if you can avoid it. And you can almost always avoid it.
    On my last day, I sent a "screw off" email to everybody in the office. I think I burned that bridge.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from "The Best Christmas Story Never Told", American Dad! (TV), Season 2 Episode 9 (2006) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 03 2013.

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