burn your bridges behind you

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burn your bridges behind you definition


To eliminate any possibility of a retreat to a former position: “In his ruthless pursuit of success, Sloane offended all his coworkers and effectively burned his bridges behind him.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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