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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.
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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.
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fire upTo start.
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fire offTo write a note or letter quickly.
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fire awayTo begin to talk or present information quickly.
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fire offTo ask an unexpected question rapidly.
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fire upTo ignite.
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fire upTo excite; to infuse with energy.
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fire awayTo begin shooting at an enemy.
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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",
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add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.
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add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.
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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.
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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.
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baptism by fireA rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.
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baptism by fireA trying ordeal that was not experienced before.
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baptism of fireThe first experience of a severe ordeal, especially a first experience of military combat
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catch fireBecome engulfed with flames.
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cease firetruce
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escape fireA fuel-free safe spot, consisting of burning grass as a method of defense against a forest fire.
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escape fireAn unconventional or counter intuitive solution to a difficult problem.
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fire drillAn organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.
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fire escapeemergency exit
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fire hoseA hose used to deliver water in case of fire.
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fire hoseThe human penis.
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fire in the bellyThe emotional stamina and vigor, passion, or inner drive to achieve something, to take action, etc.
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fire on all cylindersTo operate as effectively as possible.
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fire upTo start, to launch, to ignite.
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fire-breathingCaustic, vitriolic or scathing.
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fire-breathingThat emits flame from the mouth or nostrils.
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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someone
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hold someone's feet to the fireTo maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.
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hold your fireDo not discharge your weapon. Used originally for weapons needing a spark or lighting of a fuse to ignite gunpowder, now sometimes used to mean any weapon launching a projectile.
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irons in the firetasks in progress.
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last burst of fireA final effort or warning.
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last burst of fireA state of exertion where one gives one's all; expending all of one's remaining energy in a final effort to achieve one's goal.
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light a fire underTo start sooner or move faster.
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no smoke without fireIndicative of the fact that gossip or accusations are often substantiated by fact.
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on fireBeing burned by fire.
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on fireAchieving good results at a rapid rate.
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open fireTo begin firing at something or someone.
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out of the frying pan, into the fireFrom an already bad situation to a worse one.
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play with fireTo put oneself in a precarious situation with a high risk of getting harmed, particularly emotionally or financially.
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pour gasoline on the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.
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pull out of the fireTo save from impending failure, destruction, or defeat.
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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.
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put out a fireTo address a problem, especially an unexpected one caused by the incompetence, negligence, or misconduct of another person.
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put out a fireUsed other than as an idiom: put out a fire.
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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.
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rediscover fireTo relearn fundamental concepts, principles or practices that had been previously well known and widely practiced at a prior time in human society.
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