burn your fingers

Burn your fingers
If you burn your fingers, you suffer a loss or something unpleasant as the result of something you did, making you less likely to do it again.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • burn your fingers — get your fingers burnt informal phrase to have a bad experience when something such as a relationship or a business deal goes wrong They got their fingers burnt and lost a lot of money. Thesaurus: to make a mistake, or to do something… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn your fingers — or get your fingers burnt informal to have a bad experience when something such as a relationship or a business deal goes wrong They got their fingers burnt and lost a lot of money …   English dictionary

  • burn your fingers — burn (your) fingers to have a bad result from something, esp. to lose money. Many investors burned their fingers on those stocks. The museum has gotten burned on several paintings purchased recently that have turned out to be fakes …   New idioms dictionary

  • burn your fingers —    If you burn your fingers (or get your fingers burnt), you suffer financially as a result of foolish behaviour.     Jack got his fingers burnt playing on the stock market …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • get your fingers burnt — burn your fingers or get your fingers burnt informal to have a bad experience when something such as a relationship or a business deal goes wrong They got their fingers burnt and lost a lot of money …   English dictionary

  • get your fingers burnt — burn your ˈfingers | get your ˈfingers burnt idiom to suffer as a result of doing sth without realizing the possible bad results, especially in business • He got his fingers badly burnt dabbling in the stock market. Main entry: ↑burnidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • get your fingers burned — get/have your fingers burned (also burn your fingers) ► to lose money in a high risk business deal: »We ve had our fingers burned in the past by holding too many risky stocks. Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • get/have your fingers burned — (also burn your fingers) ► to lose money in a high risk business deal: »We ve had our fingers burned in the past by holding too many risky stocks. Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • have your fingers burned — get/have your fingers burned (also burn your fingers) ► to lose money in a high risk business deal: »We ve had our fingers burned in the past by holding too many risky stocks. Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • burn — [bɜːn ǁ bɜːrn] verb burned PTandPP or burnt [bɜːnt ǁ bɜːrnt] [transitive] 1. COMPUTING to copy information held on a computer s …   Financial and business terms


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