(intr, adverb; often imperative) informal to begin to speak or to ask questions
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How to use fire away in a sentence
Authors Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt asked the readers of their blog, www.freakonomics.com, to fire away with questions.
He can't corrupt you, and you couldn't get a better insight into corruption than through him; so fire away.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But by and by, sure enough, I catched a glimpse of fire away through the trees.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"Now fire away," he said as he seated himself in the limousine beside the Superintendent, and drew out his cigarette-case.The Riddle of the Mysterious Light | Mary E. Hanshew
Yo bide little bit; soon dem debil fire away all dere powder and ball.The Hero of Panama | F. S. Brereton
Carlyle realised it, for he added: 'If ye're fighting battles or painting pictures, the only thing to do is to fire away!'The Life of James McNeill Whistler | Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Other Idioms and Phrases with fire away
Start to talk or ask questions. For example, You've got more questions? Well, fire away. This expression originated in the 1600s as a military command to discharge firearms and was being transferred to other actions by the late 1700s. Also see fire off.
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