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burn at the stake

burn at the stake

burn at the stake is a slang,express Punishment someone when his/she make mistake.

While mother and father were out last week, Tony drove mom's car without asking permission. What's more, he backed it into a tree and now there's a big dent. He's going to be burned at the stake this time. It'll be a punishment he won't soon forget!

So i think you will know the meaning of burn at the stake from this example.

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