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Don’t burn your bridges behind you

DEFINITION

Caution to not create animosity when quitting a relationship, a community or a job. Creating havoc or anger when leaving a position so one can never return to that job or situation again. When you quit a job, for example, you may wish tell your boss he’s a jerk, but your next job may contact that him for a reference on you, oops, you may have burned your bridges!

” Don’t burn your bridges behind you, it’s a smallĀ  town, so if you quit your job be courteous.”

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