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where's the fire

What's the big hurry, as in We've got to finish up.—Why, where's the fire? This phrase, generally addressed to someone in an unseemly rush (such as a speeding motorist pulled over by a police officer), alludes to firemen hurrying to put out a fire. [ ; 1920s ]
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