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fire-breathingThat emits flame from the mouth or nostrils.Rate it:

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hair-on-fireImpassioned, wild, crazy, rage-filled, frantic.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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irons in the firetasks in progress.Rate it:

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kindle-fireSomething, such as a person or event, that initiates events or incites a response.Rate it:

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last burst of fireA final effort or warning.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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liar liar pants on fireused to taunt a liarRate it:

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no smoke without fireIndicative of the fact that gossip or accusations are often substantiated by fact.Rate it:

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on fireBeing burned by fire.Rate it:

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on fireAchieving good results at a rapid rate.Rate it:

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open fireTo begin firing at something or someone.Rate it:

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out of the frying pan, into the fireFrom an already bad situation to a worse one.Rate it:

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play with fireTo put oneself in a precarious situation with a high risk of getting harmed, particularly emotionally or financially.Rate it:

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play with fireCommit one's self to do something extraordinary, dangerous, illegal, actions taken, lacking good judgement.Rate it:

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pour fuel on the fireSynonym of add fuel to the fireRate it:

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pour gasoline on the fireTo worsen a conflict between people; to inflame an already tense situation.Rate it:

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pull out of the fireTo save from impending failure, destruction, or defeat.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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put out a fireUsed other than as an idiom: put out a fire.Rate it:

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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:

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rain fire and brimstoneTo send horror or destruction.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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set one's hair on fireTo become wildly impassioned; to behave crazily.Rate it:

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set the thames on fireTo achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.Rate it:

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set the world on firehave sensational successRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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tire fireA disaster; a chaotic person, thing, or situation.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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trial by fireAny ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.Rate it:

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where there's smoke, there's fireIf there is telltale evidence of some event, the event is probably occurring.Rate it:

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where's the fireWhat's the big rush?Rate it:

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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."Rate it:

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burn upTo catch fire and burn until destroyed.Rate it:

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ack ackanti aircraft fireRate it:

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aggiungere esca al fuocoto add fuel to fireRate it:

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area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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blaze awayto fire (firearms) repeatedlyRate it:

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brew upMake a fire in order to make teaRate it:

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bust a capTo fire a weapon; to shoot with a gun.Rate it:

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companyIt took six companies to put out the fire.Rate it:

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dalla padella alla braceout of the frying pan, into the fireRate it:

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dry powderA powder found in a fire extinguisher that is expelled to smother the fireRate it:

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Feuer freifire at will!Rate it:

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file off the serial numbersTo remove the copyrighted elements from an existing work of fan fiction so that it may be commercially published as original fiction.Rate it:

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firing lineThe line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battleRate it:

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flame outburn up, fire up, flame up, flare upRate it:

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