Crash And Burn: Vi.,n. A Spectacular Crash, In The Mode Of The Conclusion Of The Car-chase Scene In The Movie "Bullitt" And Many Subsequent Imitators (compare {die Horribly}).

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:crash and burn: vi.,n. A spectacular crash, in the mode of the
conclusion of the car-chase scene in the movie "Bullitt" and
many subsequent imitators (compare {die horribly}). Sun-3
monitors losing the flyback transformer and lightning strikes on
VAX-11/780 backplanes are notable crash and burn generators. The
construction `crash-and-burn machine' is reported for a computer
used exclusively for alpha or {beta} testing, or reproducing
bugs (i.e., not for development). The implication is that it
wouldn't be such a disaster if that machine crashed, since only the
testers would be inconvenienced.
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary