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burn one's bridges

Definition To leave all of your friends and acquaintances behind; to cause permanent damage in your relationships
Example 1) Even though you're quitting your job tomorrow, try not to burn your bridges. You never know when you'll need help in the future.

2) There may be a conflict of interest if I work with both companies. Of course I don't want to burn any bridges, so I should choose one company and let the other know that I can't work with them.

Etymology The idea is that there people who form bridges to your past. If you forget or insult them, you have burned all of your bridges to the past, and can never go back.

Eggs in one basket

Angel investor


Bad egg

Bang for the buck

Barking up the wrong tree

Bean counter

Bells and whistles

Big wig

Bite the hand .....



Burn one's bridges

Catch on

Click and mortar

Come to think of it


Corporate ladder

Crunch numbers

Corporate raider

Dead presidents

Dog and pony show



Dry run

Easy as pie

In hot water

In the hot seat

Foot in the door

Head above water

Hired gun


Keep an eye on


Loan shark

Log on


Needle in a haystack

On one's plate

One to one marketing


People person


Quick buck

Red tape

Repo man

Selling like hotcakes

Surf the Web

Take the bull .....


Test the waters

Think outside the box

Throw in the towel

Under the table

Use your head



Win win situation

Wrong side of bed


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