burn\ in\ effigy

• hang in effigy
• burn in effigy
v. phr.
To hang or burn a figure, usually a stuffed dummy, representing a person who is disliked or scorned.

When the high school team lost the championship game, the coach was hung in effigy by the townspeople.

During World War II, Hitler was sometimes burned in effigy in the United States.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • burn in effigy — burn in the form of an effigy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burn in effigy — See: HANG IN EFFIGY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn in effigy — See: HANG IN EFFIGY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To burn in effigy — Effigy Ef fi*gy, n.; pl. {Effigies}. [L. effigies, fr. effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape, devise. See {Feign}.] The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Effigy — Ef fi*gy, n.; pl. {Effigies}. [L. effigies, fr. effingere to form, fashion; ex + fingere to form, shape, devise. See {Feign}.] The image, likeness, or representation of a person, whether a full figure, or a part; an imitative figure; commonly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • effigy — [ef′i jē] n. pl. effigies [Fr effigie < L effigies, a copy, image < effingere < ex , out + fingere, to form: see FIGURE] a portrait, statue, or the like, esp. of a person; likeness; often, a crude representation of a despised person burn …   English World dictionary

  • effigy — See: HANG IN EFFIGY or BURN IN EFFIGY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • effigy — See: HANG IN EFFIGY or BURN IN EFFIGY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • effigy — See: hang in effigy or burn in effigy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • effigy — noun (C) 1 a figure made of wood, paper, stone etc, that looks like a person, especially one that makes the person look ugly or funny (+ of): an effigy of the prime minister 2 burn/hang sb in effigy to burn or hang a figure of someone at a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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