burn one's bridges behind one


burn one's bridges behind one
do something that makes going back impossible

He burned his bridges behind him and is unable to work in the same industry again.


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  • burn\ one's\ boats — • burn one s bridges • burn one s boats v. phr. To make a decision that you cannot change; remove or destroy all the ways you can get back out of a place you have got into on purpose; leave yourself no way to escape a position. Bob was a good… …   Словарь американских идиом

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