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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.
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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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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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ball of fireA person who is especially hard-working, high-achieving, ambitious, or active.
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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 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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open fireTo begin firing at something or someone.
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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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trial by fireA test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.
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trial by fireA situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.
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trial by fireAny ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.
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under fireCriticized or held responsible for something.
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under fireSubjected to enemy attack.
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hold your fireWait, don't retaliate, calm down, be quiet.
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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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fire in the bellyThe emotional stamina and vigor, passion, or inner drive to achieve something, to take action, etc.
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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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light a fire underTo start sooner or move faster.
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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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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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add fuel to fireTo inflame a situation, to make a situation worse.
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fire on all cylindersTo operate as effectively as possible.
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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someone
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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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no smoke without fireIndicative of the fact that gossip or accusations are often substantiated by fact.
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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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