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synonyms for burn one's bridges

  • burn one's boats
  • go for broke
  • kick down the ladder
  • nail one's colors to the mast
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How to use burn one's bridges in a sentence

Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
They used to declare that every unbaptised baby would go to Hell and burn for ever in fire and brimstone.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
And it shall devour the mountains, and burn the wilderness, and consume all that is green as with fire.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The Gentleman's Magazine contains a long list of the bridges and churches which attest his reputation and skill.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I hung the receiver up again, wondering what business could fetch Jack Bridges round at that time of the evening to see me.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Well, if you write any more letters, we shall burn them unread, so it is no use to trouble us; and we will pay when we choose.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
The town is built on both sides of the Clyde, which is crossed by fine stone bridges, but seven-eighths of it lie on the north.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Then it came to my mind in a flash that the parchment was nothing else than human skin, and Richard Bridges' skin at that.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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