go up in smoke
be consumed, be gone, blow up, break down, burn down, burn up, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, collapse, come to naught, come to nothing, consume, cremate, dematerialize, depart, die, die away, die out, disappear, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, do a fade-out, dwindle, erode, evanesce, evaporate, exit, explode, fade, fade away, fade out, fail miserably, fall down, fall flat, fall through, fizz out, fizzle, fizzle out, flee, fleet, flit, fly, get bogged down, get hung up, get mired, get nowhere, go, go away, go phut, go to pot, go to seed, go to waste, hang up, hide, incendiarize, incinerate, leak, leak away, leave no trace, leave the scene, melt, melt away, melt like snow, misfire, pass, pass away, pass out, perish, peter out, poop out, reduce to ashes, retire from sight, run to seed, run to waste, sink, sink away, suffer an eclipse, vanish, vanish from sight, waste, waste away, wear away
go up in smoke
be impotent, not have a leg to stand on, vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou, vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents, collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop, go by the board, go by the wayside, go up in smoke
, end in smoke, render powerless, deprive of power, disable, disenable, disarm, incapacitate, disqualify, unfit, invalidate, deaden, cramp, tie the hands, double up, prostrate, paralyze, muzzle, cripple, becripple, maim, lame, hamstring, draw the teeth of, throttle, strangle, garrotte, garrote, ratten, silence, sprain, clip the wings of, put hors de combat, spike the guns, take the wind out of one's sails, scotch the snake, put a spoke in one's wheel, break the neck, break the back, unhinge, unfit, put out of gear, unman, unnerve, enervate, emasculate, castrate, geld, alter, neuter, sterilize, fix, shatter, exhaust, weaken.