flame-out flame-out

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion
  2. (n) a complete or conspicuous failure

Usage(s):

  • A new set of interrogations pushes Israel's prime minister deeper into flame-out mode.

News

  1. McAdams On: BBC, Digital Disaster and Eisenhower

    Three disparate news items recently struck me as congruent. One described the flame-out of the BBC’s Digital Media Initiative.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

  2. From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business

    By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The online grocery start-up Webvan may have been the single most expensive flame-out of the dot-com era, blowing through more than $800 million in venture capital and IPO proceeds in just over three years before shutting its doors in 2001. Twelve years later, though, Webvan is rising from the dead - in the form of an online grocery business called ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Of course, you're doing it un-powered. So, it's a gliding kind of an entry that has some similarities to doing flame-out approaches in high-powered aircraft," Crippen said. "But the way we designed the flight controls, the orbiter is very...
    on Apr 12, 2006 By: Robert Crippen Source: CNN International

  2. "If these teams, specifically Washington and Chicago, have any type of a flame-out or any type of an early exit," Button said, "it (goaltending) is the first place they're going to look and they're not going to stop looking until there's a...
    on Mar 3, 2010 By: Craig Button Source: NHL.com

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