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    Exclamation Hanging Fire

    Hi,

    What does this idiom mean and how do we use it in a sentence and in what contexts?

    "hanging fire"

    Thanks

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    Re: Hanging Fire

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    What does this idiom mean and how do we use it in a sentence and in what contexts?

    "hanging fire"

    Thanks

    If you hang fire on something, you adopt a "wait and see "attitude towards a problem.

    "We'd like to launch a new mobile phone, but we'll hang fire on that till we see what Soney bring out."

    "What shall we have for lunch?"
    "We'll hang fire on that till we know who's coming."



    .......and so on.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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