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burn someone down

Slang definitions & phrases for burn someone down

burn someone down

verb phrase
  1. To shoot someone
  2. To deflate; humiliate: He's so cocky someone has to burn him down (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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