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the failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion

a complete or conspicuous failure

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id=19928) called divine's collapse "one of the most spectacular flameouts of the dot-com era, reverberating throughout the private- and public-equity markets and scorching the highest levels of Chicago's financial elite as it vaporized $1 billion in investors' money.
It's a high-tech product that, unlike many services of dot-coin flameouts, actually fills a consumer need.
As the list of flameouts grows -- from WorldCom's Bernie Ebbers to Dynegy's Chuck Watson to Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski--the same journalists who placed these CEOs on the pedestal of shareholder value now take pleasure in chronicling their falls.
He says so himself, repeatedly, in his book F'd Companies: Spectacular Dot-Com Flameouts.
There will also be no flameouts or other similar events, which Mr.
Primetime's relationship with the macabre has always been tenuous, with ABC's recent flameouts including "Eastwick" and "The River.
Those were merely the final flameouts for the Dodgers (35-27) on an evening when they also wasted a leadoff double by Abreu in the fourth (he never advanced), went a collective 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position and lost for the fourth time in their past five games.
Unlike the problems of, say, simple incompetence or bad character (which typically either are there or are not), alcoholic misconduct and serious mental disturbance tend to come and go, with plenty of ambiguous behavior, spectacular flameouts followed by vows to reform, more backsliding, and imaginative rationalization through second, third, and fourth chances.
While some recent spectacular flameouts in the satellite communications industry have been making headlines, other well-defined satellite sectors are performing well, posting strong profits, and anticipating even better revenue as new services and technologies spread farther around the globe.