fire away

  1. (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

  • 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

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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