Discussion :: Idioms and Phrases - Section 1 (Q.No.7)
Some proverbs/idioms are given below together with their meanings. Choose the correct meaning of proverb/idiom, If there is no correct meaning given, E (i.e.) 'None of these' will be the answer.
To end in smoke
Answer: Option B
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|Ritika said: (Jul 9, 2010)|
|What does it mean?|
|Javeed said: (Jul 25, 2010)|
|I guess it means to be in dilemma|
|Namratha Nayak said: (Oct 13, 2010)|
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.
|Pjr said: (Dec 2, 2010)|
|To ruin oneself comes close.|
|Preeti.S said: (Dec 9, 2010)|
|It may refer to state when we work hard and all that thing turns to be futile or we get no result as per expectation.|
|Amita said: (Jan 6, 2011)|
|It means fall short, fall through, fall to the ground, come to nothing, end in smoke, fail, miscarry.|
|Deepika said: (Jan 10, 2011)|
|To ruin oneself should be correct.|
|Sukanya said: (Feb 2, 2011)|
|TO ruin onself is the correct answer|
|Lakshmi said: (May 4, 2011)|
|To end in smoke
means reach no conclusion
|Sri said: (Jun 28, 2011)|
|To end with out any result.|
|Mayank said: (Aug 6, 2011)|
|To burned; hence, to be destroyed or ruined; figuratively, to come to nothing.|
|Jeni said: (Nov 6, 2011)|
The end in movie without any climax is to ruin oneself.
|Prasanna said: (Apr 12, 2012)|
In my opinion, smoke comes after burning something. After burning nothing remains but a great devastation thus it might be "to end in ruin".
|Thiya said: (May 26, 2012)|
|Smokers ends their own life by smoking. It means they ruins their own health.|
|Suhasini said: (Aug 28, 2013)|
|To ruin oneself is right.
When a building is on fire, it burns itself emitting lot of smoke and is completely destroyed at the end. Leaving only ash. Likewise To end in smoke means to ruin oneself.
|Ganesh said: (Oct 18, 2013)|
|In my opinion normally after the smoke nothing remain, means every thing burns, to ruin itself is also in -ve manner.|
|Daniel said: (May 31, 2014)|
|Please help me warn my friends who are in the habit of smoking they are liable to ruin themselves.|
|Mamta said: (Aug 7, 2014)|
|To end in smoke means very near Emphasis is to ruin oneself.|
|Soniya said: (Sep 24, 2014)|
|To come to nothing.
Usage : All the efforts of the principal to bring him round ended in smoke.
|Rakesh Panwar said: (Dec 25, 2014)|
|It means nothing to come or yielded no result.|
|Nandhini said: (Jul 22, 2015)|
|To end in smoke means, at last the person finally chooses the bad habit of smoking, so he itself ruin his life.|
|Vibhanand Jha said: (Jun 5, 2016)|
|It means "produce no result". How can "ruin oneself" be the right answer? The correct answer should be "E" (ie) None of these.|
|Sam said: (Apr 27, 2017)|
|Yes, I agree @Vibhanand.|
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