polttaa siltansa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

polttaa (to burn) + sillat (bridges) + possessive suffix

Verb[edit]

polttaa siltansa

  1. (idiomatic) to burn one's bridges (to destroy one's connections, reputation, opportunities, etc.)
    Vaikka sinulle annettaisiin kylmästi potkut, varo polttamasta siltojasi asiattomilla kommenteilla.
    Even if you are dismissed from a job in the worst way, take care to not burn your bridges with unseemly comments.

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