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Old 20 June 2014, 04:17 PM
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I seem to remember it from before Ghostbusters; I had always thought it came from football announcers (at least that's where I remember it from). When a reciever beats a defensive back, getting open to catch a pass for a long gain, announcers have long described that as "burning" the defensive back. Somewhere along the line, somebody said, "He's burnt like toast," and that got shortened to "He's toast."

That's my completely unsupported, vaguely remembered anecdote, and I'm sticking to it!
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