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    what's the meaning of "fire away"

    fire away====????

    give me an example to convince me,thx

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    Re: what's the meaning of "fire away"

    Quote Originally Posted by gogu
    fire away====????

    give me an example to convince me,thx
    literally: shoot, fire!
    slang: it means "say what's on your mind", "go ahead, say it!", "go ahead and start now" (when you are about to start doing something).

    ex.
    A :"I am really embarrassed to bring this up with you and I really don't know how to put it ...ehm......"( the person is literally squirming away trying to figure out the way to say it).
    B: Don't worry, just fire away!"


    "The contest is about to start. We have only two seconds: ...one.....two.....FIRE AWAY!!!"


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    Re: what's the meaning of "fire away"

    If you've got any question, just fire away.

    That's one way of using the phrase. I'm guessing it sort of implies 'let it out, don't hold back'. Correct me if I'm wrong, just remember when I'm answering someone else's post I'm questing at the same time. (As I was writing this Marylin already answered the thread, and it seems like I'm not too far off with this. Thanks Marylin!)
    Last edited by HaraKiriBlade; 09-Jun-2005 at 03:57.


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    Re: what's the meaning of "fire away"

    Thx, guys!

    I got the sense of this phrase now, so many thanks1

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