Idiom: End in smoke
Meaning: If something ends in smoke, it produces no concrete or positive result. This expression refers to the boasting by a person, of having put in a lot of efforts by him, for a particular cause or to attain a result which is very difficult to be done by any person. (This mainly refers to an investigation of a crime or solving a serious offence or a mystery). But at the end, when the desired result is not obtained, his claims are found to be false and not worth mentioning. So, he looses his credibility.
Country: International English |
Subject Area: General |
Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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- Smoke the peace pipe
- Smoke and mirrors
- Holy smoke!
- No smoke without fire
- Blow smoke
- Smoke like a chimney
- Where there's smoke, there's fire
- Put that in your pipe and smoke it
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