To be ruined; be destroyed: He just saw his beautiful scam go up in smoke (1933+)
Also, go up in smoke. Be utterly destroyed, as in This project will go up in flames if the designer quits, or All our work is going up in smoke. This idiom transfers a fire to other kinds of destruction. [ Early 1900s ]
- Go up the wall
verb phrase To become frantic, esp from frustration or anxiety; GO OUT OF one’s SKULL: By the time the cops came I was about to climb the wall (1970s+) Related Terms climb the wall
[goo-rah-mee] /gʊˈrɑ mi/ noun, plural (especially collectively) gourami (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) gouramis. 1. a large, air-breathing, nest-building, freshwater Asiatic fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food. 2. any of several small, air-breathing, nest-building Asiatic fishes of the genera Trichogaster, Colisa, and Trichopsis, often kept in aquariums. /ˈɡʊərəmɪ/ noun (pl) -mi, […]
[gawrd, gohrd, goo rd] /gɔrd, goʊrd, gʊərd/ noun 1. the hard-shelled fruit of any of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria (white-flowered gourd or bottle gourd) whose dried shell is used for bowls and other utensils, and Cucurbita pepo (yellow-flowered gourd) used ornamentally. Compare . 2. a plant bearing such a fruit. 3. a […]
noun 1. a metal cup of the 16th and 17th centuries having a gourd-shaped bowl mounted on a stem.