One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Become bitterly disappointing or worthless.‘take care your dreams don't turn to ashes in your mouth’
- ‘But somewhere in most people's telling of the tale, brave Sir Roger somehow morphs into a sort of bad teddy bear, and Prince David's freedom and joy turn to ashes in his mouth.’
- ‘May the victory that he has won turn to ashes in his mouth, and may he know sorrow greater than any he has caused to us.’
- ‘How quickly those hopeful words turned to ashes in his mouth as barely had the phrase left his lips than Dulwich had found the net for a fifth time.’
- ‘Micki pushed her plate back, the last mouthful of omelet turning to ashes in her mouth.’
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