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fight fire with fireTo respond to an attack with a similar or identical method.
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fire offTo write a note or letter quickly.
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fire upTo start.
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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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catch fireBecome engulfed with flames.
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cease firetruce
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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add fuel to the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.
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set the thames on fireTo achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.
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set the world on firehave sensational success
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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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out of the frying pan, into the fireFrom an already bad situation to a worse one.
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where there's smoke, there's fireIf there is telltale evidence of some event, the event is probably occurring.
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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.
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burn upTo catch fire and burn until destroyed.
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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."
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ack ackanti aircraft fire
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companyIt took six companies to put out the fire.
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give somebody the heave-hoTo fire, expel or break up with someone.
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give the bootTo fire, to sack, to dismiss.
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go up in smokeTo catch fire and burn.
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pin down1) Hold Under Submission, (Wrestling: 2) Restrain enemy attack, return fire, and movement:
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pull the triggerTo fire a gun.
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