burn your boats = burn your bridges
commit yourself irrevocably
In a military campaign, burning your boats or bridges would make escape or retreat impossible.
Related Idioms and Phrases :
be in the same boat
be in the same unfortunate or difficult circumstances as others - informal
off the boat
recently arrived from a foreign country and by implication naive or an outsider - informal but often offensive
push the boat out
be lavish in your spending or celebrations - British informal
Push the boat out apparently originated as mid 20th-century naval slang meaning pay for a round of drinks.
rock the boat
say or do something to disturb an existing situation and upset other people – informal
1999 - Times - The six candidates are so determined not to rock the boat that they are in danger of saying nothing of interest.
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